School Lunches And Obesity Statistics [Fresh Research]

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"30.3% of children who receive free and reduced lunches are overweight or obese."

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"Unhealthy school lunches contribute up to 30% of children’s daily calorie intake."

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"Schools in 19 states have stricter nutritional guidelines than the USDA’s regulations."

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"92% of the kids with “packed lunches” from home brought unhealthy lunches."

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"In England, two-thirds of primary school students who received healthier lunches in a pilot program reduced their obesity rates."

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"Increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in a child’s daily diet reduces their obesity risk by 30%."

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"Nutrient-based school meals in the EU led to a 61% decrease in overweight adolescents."

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"School lunches contain about 1.442 grams of sodium, more than the 1.300 grams recommended limit."

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"Children aged six to 12 who receive free school lunches are 29% more likely to be overweight."

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"40.7% of US children consuming school lunch report consuming fruit."

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"21.9% of US middle and high school students always purchase fruits and vegetables from school cafeterias."

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"Schools that followed the Smart Snacks program had a decrease in student BMI by 3.8% and an increase in student vegetable consumption by 2.9%."

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