School Food

The school food environment is a great opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children.  Good nutrition is tied to good health and positive academic outcomes.  Children are influenced by the foods available in schools: they may be more apt to try new things if their friends are eating them, and school meals provide an array of fruit, vegetables, and whole grains that they may not see at home. Parents and schools can work together to make sure the foods served and sold in schools support student health and well-being.

We've broken down the school food environment into two broad areas, each with different strategies for ensuring the best health for your kids: