School Lunches Offer Better Average Nutrition Than Packed Lunches (audio) Elsevier Health Sciences Share Print E-Mail Loading audio... Caption In the first study comparing packed lunches to National School Lunch Program lunches, researchers from Virginia Tech found that school lunches have greater nutritional quality. Findings suggest that nutrition education programs targeting children, parents, and perhaps even school policy around packed lunches should be encouraged to promote healthier options within packed lunches. Credit Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.