What's for lunch? Or, more specifically, what are you giving your kid for lunch? According to a new study from Tufts University, the answer is too much junk food and too few fruits and vegetables.
For decades, there's been a debate about what schools serve for lunch. But this study took a look at what moms and dads pack into their kids's lunch boxes — and it isn't pretty. Low-nutrition packaged foods, sugary drinks and sweet snacks dominate the lunches, and only five percent included a serving of vegetables.
Jeanne Goldberg, professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, which tweets @TuftsNutrition. She's also senior author of a new study on packed elementary school lunches.
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