Beware: Home Lunches May Not be Healthy

A commonly held assumption is that lunches made at home are usually more healthy than school lunches. Researchers analyzed lunches brought to school by elementary and middle school students in Houston and found the home-packed lunches contained significantly more sodium, less vegetables and less dairy than the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) allows. Most home lunches included a sweetened drink, chips, and desserts which are not allowed by the NSLP.

PositiveTip: When making a lunch, be sure it is healthy and tasty, not just tasty!