Aug 8, 2017
Parents who pack a lunch for their kids often believe they’re saving money while providing better nutrition than a school lunch. However, on average, a school lunch is lower in calories, carbohydrates, fat, saturated fat, iron and sugar. K-State Research and Extension nutrition specialist Sandy Procter explains why school lunches are a good option and provides some guidance for making a healthy packed lunch that kids will want to eat.
Sound Living is a weekly public affairs program addressing issues related to families and consumers. It is hosted by Jeff Wichman. Each episode shares the expertise of K-State specialists in fields such as child nutrition, food safety, adult development and aging, youth development, family resource management, physical fitness and more.
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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.