Making the Most of Lunchtime: Tips from The Cafeteria to Your Kitchen

We're sharing some of our favorite tried-and-true tips from school cafeterias working hard to serve nutritious, delicious and even adventurous lunches — to inspire and help you make the most of your lunchtime planning at home, too.

Be A School Lunch Hero

It's back to school, and time to get organized! Sticking with a routine and packing lunches, or making a lunch plan, is helpful, even if you are eating at home. Here are some ideas to get started on being your child’s school lunch hero!

Let's Cook! Books for Kids About Lunch

Back to school means back to packing lunches or eating school lunches. Lunch is not only an important part of the daily school routine, but also serves as an opportunity for kids to learn how foods are grown and made, to encourage participation in meal planning, and to create enthusiasm for trying new foods. Read on for some favorite books to get excited about school lunch.

Better Bites

From healthy dips to mighty mushrooms, find ways to add more nutrition in every bite! Download and print one-pagers filled with tips, recipes, and hands-on activities that can help get kids in the kitchen and learning how to eat the rainbow.

Back To School With PBS Kids

There's a lot we can do to bolster your children’s feelings of confidence and security as they head into a new school year. PBS KIDS for Parents’ Back to School Collection offers you ways to get a great start to this school year.

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