Lunchables Found to Contain Lead, Consumer Reports Recommends Removal From School Lunch Menus

Could a staple of lunchtime be in trouble? This is actually important. Consumer Reports is urging the Department of Agriculture to remove Lunchables from the National School Lunch Program. As announced in a statement on Tuesday, the report claims Lunchables “and similar lunch kits” contain relatively high levels of lead, cadmium, and sodium. The group found the turkey-and-cheddar school version of Lunchables contains 930 mg of sodium compared to 740 mg in the store-bought version. Meanwhile, there is no safe level of lead for children, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.