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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Impossible Burger Is Coming to School Lunch—Here Are the Nutrition Facts Parents Need to Know

The mock-meat burger gets the OK to be served in K-12 cafeterias. But are Impossible Burgers healthy for kids? A dietitian breaks down what they're made of and how they fit into a nutritious diet.

Schools Are Struggling to Feed Our Kids—Here's What You Can Do to Help

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, companies, cafeteria workers, and government agencies have been working tirelessly to feed children—and get food to the millions of kids eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. But there's much work still to be done.

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.

8 Healthy Packed Lunches Your Kid Will Actually Finish

From upgraded peanut butter sandwiches to pizza kebabs, these ready-to-go meals are nutritious and delicious.

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.

Ready to Stop Packing Your Kid's Lunch? Here's the Trick.

Take a break, mama! Kids can pack their own lunches, or at least help. Here are six realistic ways to get them involved.