School Lunch

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. 




Success Stories

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.

Learn more about healthy ways to season foods when cooking from scratch.


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.

Ask the experts: Get your school nutrition questions answered in our online community.


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.

Get more information about what you can do to improve your school’s child nutrition program.


What People Are Saying

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!

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Nationwide 97% of schools are meeting or exceeding nutrition standards. See how you can too healthiergeneration.org/nslw #nslw


Making the healthy choice the easy choice can only lead to success in the lunch room. Learn how healthiergeneration.org/nslw #nslw


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Nationwide 97% of schools are meeting or exceeding nutrition standards for school meals. And serving healthier meals is not just about meeting standards, it’s about giving students the opportunity to develop the healthy habits they will keep for a lifetime. Learn how you can make school lunch a success at your school #nslw

Every day schools around the country are serving up healthy school meal options for our kids. Take a look at the school lunch rock stars who are making this possible and get tips and tools to bring their rock star ways to your school. #nslw

"Seaton Elementary is proving that any school can become a healthy place with determination and the right support." #HealthiestSchools

Posted by The Alliance for a Healthier Generation on Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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