School lunches found to DEPRIVE students of essential nutrition, study says
(Natural News) A concerning new study has found that children in Canada are being deprived of the nutrients they need when they eat lunch at school.
The study, which was led by Ph.D. candidate Claire Tugault-Lafleur of the University of British Columbia’s Human Nutrition Program, was the first to examine the differences between the dietary intake patterns during school hours and those outside of school hours.
Tugault-Lafleur and her team of researchers looked at 4,827 children throughout Canadaaged 6 to 17. The respondents detailed the food and drinks they consumed in the preceding 24 hours of being surveyed, and the researchers compared the nutritional profile of the food consumed between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at school with the food they ate outside of school.