Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise’s Alisha Farris’ research highlighted on Good Morning America

Research of graduate student Alisha Farris in the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise was recently featured in the national media!

She was interviewed by Good Morning America for the segment: School lunches offer better average nutrition than packed lunches.

“Ours is the first study comparing packed lunches to National School Lunch Program meals over a five-day period among pre-K and kindergarten students following the implementation of new nutrition standards,” said Farris, the lead author of the study. “We found that both packed and school lunches almost entirely met nutrition standards, except school lunches were below energy and iron recommendations, whereas packed lunches exceeded fat and saturated fat recommendations.”

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