Nutrition guidelines are important for bag lunches, too

05/4/2011 | Observer-Dispatch (Utica, N.Y.)

Schools are providing more nutritious lunches with lower levels of fat and sodium because of federal regulations, but lunches that children bring from home often don't measure up, says registered dietitian Kate Dorr, who studied the issue in several schools in New York state. She said healthy packed lunches should include sandwiches on whole-wheat bread, fresh fruits and veggies, and milk or 100% juice, with an eye toward low levels of fat and saturated fat and high levels of iron, calcium and fiber.

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