10 Things You Don’t Know About School Food

Think you know everything there is to know about your school’s lunch program? Watch this webinar to test your knowledge.  Kathy Burrill, Chisago Lakes Area Schools and Adam Brumberg, Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs address and explore 10 common misconceptions about school lunch from topics on nutrition to where the money comes from. 


At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize what a school meal consists of – the components and requirements of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act.
  2. Identify 3 health benefits of a school lunch.
  3. Identify 3 ways that school meals are funded.
  4. Explain why school meals are cost effective.


PDF of Slides

Vegetable Subgroups – National School Meal Program (PDF) 

Lunch Meal Visual – Choose HHFKA 

Slice That Fruit! Making fruit easier to eat increases sales and consumption in school cafeterias – Cornell Food and Brand Lab

What’s Shaking: Creative Ways to Boost Flavor With Less Sodium – USDA

Photo by U.S. Department of Agriculture (Flickr: A girl eating her lunch with other kids in background) [CC BY 2.0], via Flickr