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NZ: School lunchboxes unhealthy

Research shows few children receive a healthy lunch

Massey University researchers investigated the contents of children’s packed lunches in six primary schools. They found that only 10 percent of the lunch boxes contained food that meets nutritional guidelines for children. And most of the food that is thrown away is healthy food such as sandwiches, yoghurt or fruit.

The typical lunchbox had a white bread sandwich, a packet of potato chips and a biscuit or chocolate bar.

Read more: Press release, Massey University / Scoop, 11 Nov 2007

Published on November 13, 2007 in New Zealand news,School food