The most popular topping is yellow cheese, with nearly 60 percent of high school lunches containing traditional yellow cheese.
A new study conducted by Norstat on behalf of agricultural information bureaus shows that regular food is still good enough – also when it comes to the lunches of the country’s high school students.
Coarse bread with yellow cheese
Thick slices of bread, yellow cheese, cold cuts of meat and fruits and berries are the most common contents that young people bring from home.
– Young people probably choose the yellow cheese lunch box mainly because they think it is very good, and then the bonus is that it is also healthy and nutritious. Low-fat cheese is a good source of calcium, protein and B vitamins, among other things. What’s more, most young people tolerate this order well, as yellow cheese is naturally lactose-free, says nutritionist Terese Glemminge Arnesen from the dairy information office (Melk.no).
Food bought outside is less healthy
Every third student occasionally buys lunch from a shop, kiosk or fast food restaurant. However, the food you buy is not that healthy. Of the people who buy lunch outside of school premises, 57 percent say they buy buns, cookies, cakes, and the like, and 33 percent say they buy chocolate, candies, and other snacks.
Melk.no’s nutritionist is clear that a regular packed lunch with wholemeal bread, lean and protein-rich side dishes, fruits and vegetables and milk is healthy and should be the first choice of young people.
Glemminge Arnesen has a clear appeal for parents:
– This study shows that parents are doing a good job of sending healthy lunch boxes to their children in high school. Now that autumn is here, it might be a good idea to make an extra round with the young people and tell them about the importance of choosing varied and nutritious food instead of buns and chocolate when buying lunch at the store. .