Ah, school lunch. For many of us, this brings back memories of hairnetted ladies looming over trays of mystery meat. There have been sweeping changes lately in the way meals are served at schools, but has it been enough? Take our quiz to find out.
President Truman started the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) in 1946. How many students received meals through the program in 2007?
What do critics of the National School Lunch Program cite as one of its problems?
The program isn't funded enough, so the food is cheap, processed and not very nutritious.
The schools waste too much food.
The schools charge too much for the lunches, so not enough kids eat them.
According to the American School Food Service, what percentage of high schools sell fast food?
What percentage of snacks served in schools have poor nutritional value, according to a national study?
What did a 2009 University of Minnesota study show about school lunches in that state?
that schools don't serve any whole-grain products
that lunch sales don't decrease when the food is healthy
that school kitchens were dangerously dirty
The Better School Food organization advocates "farm-to-school" programs. About how many schools participated in the 2008-09 school year?
Famous chef and restaurateur Alice Waters has many ideas for improving school lunches. What's one of them?
having parents make the food instead of school employees
building school gardens
eliminating lunches and having children bring their own
Which of the following is NOT an accomplishment of the School Lunch Initiative in Berkeley, Calif.?
installing salad bars in every school
removing almost all processed foods
eliminating all vending machines
How many daily servings of whole grains should children eat?
How many servings of whole grains do kids get every day, on average?