Eat Right at School

Making the Grade at Lunchtime

Breakfast is often called the most important meal of the day, but lunch also plays a critical role in children's overall health and school performance.

Help children choose nutritious foods at school, plan brain-boosting after school snacks, and advocate for strong school wellness policies.

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  • Eat Right at School

    Lunch is in the Bag

    Heidi McIndoo, MS

    Between First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign against childhood obesity and Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution there’s no shortage of programs aimed at getting America’s kids to eat healthier. Read More

  • Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate

    MyPlate in the School Cafeteria

    Karen Ansel, MS, RDN, CDN

    Thanks to the USDA’s new Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, school meals are now looking a lot more like MyPlate, the government’s roadmap for healthy eating. Read More

  • Food Allergies

    Kids Have Allergies? Meal Options at School

    Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND

    Does your child have a food allergy or intolerance? Partner with your school’s food service and nutrition staff (many of whom are registered dietitian nutritionists) to find safe and nutritious options. Read More