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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  • 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

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    Best Breakfasts for Your School Crew

    Susan Moores, MS, RD

    What is the best breakfast for kids this school year? It's the breakfast they will eat, whether than means cereal, eggs or toast, or leftovers, a quesadilla or cheese and crackers. 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

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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

  • Eat Right at School

    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