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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  • 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

  • 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

  • Eat Right at School

    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

  • Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate

    Foods for Your Lifestyle

    Eleese Cunningham, RDN

    Whether you're a vegetarian, student, athlete, busy parent or a jet-setting executive, it's important to build an eating plan with your unique lifestyle and nutritional needs in mind. Read More