Step behind the serving line to catch a glimpse of modern-day school meals, and learn about the people who help ensure that America’s students are well-fed and poised for academic success.
From nutrition requirements and statistics to school nutrition success stories and national campaigns, this is everything you need to know about our nation’s school meal programs.
The People Behind School Meals
School Nutrition Success Stories
Learn how school nutrition professionals and meal programs have made a difference in the lives of America’s students.
School Nutrition Professionals
From chefs to nutritionists and industry partners to state agencies, learn more about the people who collaborate to ensure school meal programs thrive.
National School Lunch Week
School lunches are worth celebrating! Learn more about National School Lunch Week (NSLW), commemorated annually in October.
National School Breakfast Week
National School Breakfast Week (NSBW), celebrated annually in March, honors the importance of a nutritious morning meal in fueling students for success.
School Lunch Hero Day
Recognize the impact of school nutrition professionals on School Lunch Hero Day (SLHD), occurring annually on the first Friday of May.
School Nutrition Magazine
Feeling inspired by School Nutrition’s deep dive into hearty, savory soups, stews and chilis in the November/December 2022 issue? Chili, in particular, is a traditional dish for football playoff parties…
“Warm Up to Chilis, Soups and Stews,” by Patricia Fitzgerald with Kelsey Casselbury, featured in the November/December 2022 issue of School Nutrition does a deep dive into those cold-weather classics, but saved this shoutout to a somewhat unusual combo—chili served with a cinnamon roll…