School Lunch

Learn everything you need to know about your school's hot lunch program and how to help your kid make smart choices. Plus: New ideas for the tired sack lunch.

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School Lunch Debt Should Be Banned

Lunch debt leaves kids hungry and emotionally scarred. And students shouldn't be punished for their socioeconomic circumstances. Here's what needs to change.
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8 Healthy Packed Lunches Your Kid Will Actually Finish

From upgraded peanut butter sandwiches to pizza kebabs, these ready-to-pack meals are nutritious and delicious.
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Indiana Kindergartner 'Lunch-Shamed' for Not Having Enough Money for Her $2.25 Meal

Anya Howard said her classmates laughed at her after a cafeteria worker sent her to the back of the line for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
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Peanut-Free Snacks for School

We've taken the guesswork out of figuring out which packaged snacks you can and can't send into a peanut-free lunchroom, with a monster list of goodies—some tried and true, some brand new—all of which are totally peanut-free and delicious.
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25 Healthy Packaged Foods for School Lunches

Think of these seven themed ideas as fun #lunchgoals. They’re quick to prepare because we’ve used 25 healthy, kid-approved packaged products.
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More School Lunch

This School Put a 'Lunch Money' Stamp on a Student's Arm, and It's Not OK

An elementary school boy was humiliated by a "lunch money" stamp on his arm when his account balance fell, and now a picture of it is going viral.
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Simplify Lunch: Mix-and-Match Ideas Your Kids Will Love

Buy only six ingredients and mix and match them to create healthy school meals for the week. 
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The USDA Is Making Michelle Obama's School Lunch Guidelines More 'Flexible'

Under the new guidelines, schools will be allowed to serve 1 percent milk, postpone reductions in salt, and serve fewer whole grains.