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  • Home-packed lunches include more vegetables if children help, study finds

    University of Illinois postdoctoral research associate Carolyn Sutter found in a recent study that the number of vegetable servings increases when children participate in deciding what foods to pack in their school lunches.

    University of Illinois postdoctoral research associate Carolyn Sutter found in a recent study that the number of vegetable servings increases when children participate in deciding what foods to pack in their school lunches.

     

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    Editor’s notes: To reach Carolyn Sutter, call 217-300-7206; email carolyns@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Parental and family predictors of fruits and vegetables in elementary school children’s home-packed lunches across a school week” is available online or from the News Bureau