Have you ever pondered what's the better way to go? Should you:
- Bring a lunch from home?
- Buy lunch at school?
That is the question. Which lunch should you choose?
The food experts (left to right): Liz, Danielle and Nicole.
Do the comparison
Before you decide, look at all the components that will affect your choice. See which lunch—the one from home or school, is healthier and is the most cost efficient.
I'll take two typical balanced lunches from home and compare them to two standard lunches from a school cafeteria.
Then, my friends—the “food experts”—will sample the lunches, compare and rate them on nutritional value, taste, and cost.
I'll also compare the lunches side by side on the financial and nutritional impact.
So let's get eating!
|Home Lunch—Turkey Sub|
|Home Lunch 2—Peanut Butter & Jelly|
|PB & J||$.50||400||17g||50g||13g|
Peanut butter & jelly sandwich
Chocolate chip granola bar
|School Lunch 1—Salad with Dressing|
Salad with ranch dressing
Chocolate chip cookie
A 6-oz. slushy
Chocolate chip muffin
|School Lunch 2—Pizza|
The home-made turkey sub is
low in calories and fat, and has
a lot of good protein. “I could
eat it everyday for lunch,”
on average, 314 fewer calories and
way less fat than the lunches
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