Every day schools around the country are serving up healthy options for our kids. Learn about these school lunch rock stars and find the resources they are using to bring their rock star ways to your school.
Recipes, Products and Menus
Finding healthy food and beverage options that both meet students’ taste preferences and school budgets using the Smart Food Planner. Find recipes and sample menus that meet national standards, making your job easier and keeping students healthy and ready to learn.
School lunch rock stars are creating innovative ways to transform their cafeterias and lunch lines into places where students are offered a variety of nutritious options and are empowered to make the healthy choice.
Cooking from Scratch in Indiana
The Metropolitan School District of Pike Township nutrition staff has shifted toward cooking more meals from scratch, making their own spaghetti sauce, taco meat and pizza – the district’s most popular item.
Fresh Foods Boost Participation
In Kentucky’s Wayne County School District, students are enjoying farm-fresh produce such as tomatoes, cantaloupe, peppers, broccoli, eggplant, cucumbers and cabbage thanks to community partnerships.
Lunch Lessons Beyond the Cafeteria
Windham Raymond School District in Maine puts the focus on nutrition education, teaching students not only that healthy food tastes good, but that it’s important to fuel their bodies well to reach their full potential.
Healthy school lunch is the hot topic in schools today. Nationwide 97% of schools are meeting or exceeding the nutrition standards for school meals established in 2012. Tweet, share, and like the messages below!