Health study: Many parents pack school lunches lacking in nutrition

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The report found desserts and sugary drinks were packed as often as whole fruit and water.

Health officials are giving many parents a failing grade when it comes to preparing their children's lunchboxes.

The Journal of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that 25 percent of packed lunches don't meet three out of five school lunch standards, meaning that not all kids are getting proper nutrition to keep them healthy.

According to the report, desserts were almost as common...

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