Eat Right at School

Get to Know Your School Lunch Program

Whether it is a loveable lunch lady or a favorite — or least favorite — meal, we all have some sort of memory from our time spent in the school cafeteria.

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

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    Tips to Eat Right at School

    Parents can help children make smart choices by fueling kids with a good breakfast, packing healthy lunches and snacks, and teaching young ones to make better choices. Read More

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    School Meals Get a Makeover

    Karen Ansel, MS, RDN, CDN

    With the USDA's launching of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, designed to improve the nutrition of 32 million schoolchildren nationwide, the school cafeteria will get a whole lot healthier. Read More

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    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

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    Breakfast in Schools: Healthy & Nutritious

    Heidi McIndoo, MS

    Many schools throughout the country participate in the USDA's School Breakfast Program, modeled after the National School Lunch Program to provide nutritional breakfasts to students. Read More

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    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

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    Making the Grade at Lunchtime

    Sharon Denny, MS, RDN

    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. Read More

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    Get to Know Your School Lunch Program

    Andrea Johnson, RD, CSP, LDN

    Whether it is a loveable lunch lady or a favorite — or least favorite — meal, we all have some sort of memory from our time spent in the school cafeteria. Read More

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    Earn an A in Lunch

    Wendy Marcason, RD, LDN

    Providing healthful meals and encouraging physical activity are essential for your child's growth and development, and will help your child build healthy habits for the rest of his or her life. Read More