School Foods Rule

Federal guidelines governing the food kids get at school are being phased in gradually over 3yrs, with the first changes taking place this fall. This board highlights the positive changes & creative efforts by schools across the US to meet these new #schoolfoodsrule. Email your photos to foodrevolution@jamieoliver.com, find out more about the new meals at www.schoolfoods.org/back2school & see out how you can help get more real food on the lunch tray at www.jamiesfoodrevolution.com/schoolfood.


School Foods Rule

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Revolution Foods school pizza is delicious with lower salt and a whole grain crust. It goes above and beyond the nutrition standards meeting salt targets that don't go into effect until 2022--and kids love it!

This one could read: Learning about healthy eating at Charles Rice Learning Center, Dallas Independent School District, April 2015, Photo Credit: American Heart Association

Charles Rice Learning Center, Dallas Independent School District, April 2015, Photo Credit: American Heart Association

Charles Rice Learning Center, Dallas Independent School District, April 2015, Photo Credit: American Heart Association

Charles Rice Learning Center, Dallas Independent School District, April 2015, Photo Credit: American Heart Association

What's for Lunch in France? Kids in France are encouraged to eat slowly and enjoy their meal, which is prepared for them by trained chefs using local ingredients. A typical lunch begins with a choice of salad, followed by roast chicken or fish with vegetables, a cheese course, and, finally, a dessert of fresh fruit or, occasionally, a tart.

What's for Lunch In Canada? There is no national nutrition program for school aged-children and most kids take their lunch from home. Sandwiches are the most common lunch box food in Canada.

What's for Lunch in England? This is a classic British meal that school children voted as their favorite school meal. With help from Jamie Oliver, schools can no longer sell soda or candy bars, have restrictions on fried foods, and can't even have salt shakers in the cafeteria.

Interesting blog post: Worth the Effort? Pondering the Economics of School Bake Sales

Students at Washoe County School District in Nevada show off the delicious fruits and vegetables at their school’s salad bar.

One Week, 500 Healthy Choices, via PreventObesity.net

Great news! Efforts to improve student health in Chula Vista elementary schools in California appear to be paying off.

St. Paul schools get national attention for their success in providing healthy school meals!

Delicious and healthy school snacks!

Snack time done right at Jackson-Madison County Schools in Tennessee.

Who says kids won't eat their veggies? These students from Jackson-Madison County Schools in Tennessee beg to differ!

Young girl enjoying a salad at Jackson-Madison County Schools in Tennessee.

What is your child eating? Cincinnati Public Schools make the case for buying school lunch.

  • Amy Kish
    Amy Kish

    While the rest of the school lunch pictured looks fairly healthy, I don't agree with the "chocolate milk is healthy" campaign at all. There isn't a need to put sugar in children's milk (or anything else for that matter)...particularly when we are expecting them to perform at increasing standards. I do applaud the efforts of the school to move towards other healthy choices though!

Delicious lasagna, from Meridian World School in Texas.

Sweet-and-sour chicken from Meridian World School.

Turkey Meatballs from Meridian World School in Texas

Hillsborough County Schools in FL are serving roasted chicken with green beans and orange slices as part of NSLW! Yum!

A grab and go option for students who leave the cafeteria at lunch, but still want a nutritious meal. Ashland, MA Public Schools use chicken roasted in the school on these whole wheat wraps.

Kids get to pick there own fruit at Ashland Public Schools in MA!