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July 19, 2021 Monday 12:24:41 PM IST

Universal Lunch Makes Students Healthier

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Universal student lunch programmes were found to make students healthier and increase their lifetime income by 3%, according to a study by Lund University and Stockholm University. Sweden had implemented free lunch programmes since the 1940s offering nutritious food to children. It had a positive impact on the height of the students, their health as young adults, the level of education they attained, and their lifetime income compared to children who did not have access to free food. Pupils who received school meals during the entire nine years of the compulsory school became 1 cm taller and went to university more often compared with pupils who did not get free lunches.