Home vs. school lunches

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Home vs. school lunches

All students have different preferences on whether one should bring or buy their lunch.

All students have different preferences on whether one should bring or buy their lunch.

Morgan Hykin

All students have different preferences on whether one should bring or buy their lunch.

Morgan Hykin

Morgan Hykin

All students have different preferences on whether one should bring or buy their lunch.

Jillian Sanders and Will Anderson

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It’s an age-old debate: to bring or to buy. School lunches have a total smaller calorie count than home lunches because of the items being portioned out, however the food has more cholesterol and preservatives than fresher items that students may bring from home.

Look at the graphics to find out exactly how the two options stack up to each other and to see the total healthy daily intakes for calories, fat, carbohydrates, and other nutritional components.

*an average school lunch from the home line was used that had chicken fingers, a dinner roll, an apple, and chocolate milk. An average home lunch was analyzed that had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, an apple, and three different kinds of grain bars.*

Many students students prefer bringing their lunch over buying their lunch.

Many students students prefer bringing their lunch over buying their lunch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bringing and buying lunches both have pros and cons.

Bringing and buying lunches both have pros and cons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When deciding what to have for lunch, students should consider the health factors for the different options.

When deciding what to have for lunch, students should consider the health factors for the different options.

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