A Photo History of American School Lunches


Before the first lunch lady ever plopped a gelatinous brown mass onto a compartmentalized plastic tray, children pretty much had to fend for themselves when it came to the midday meal, and were lucky if they got enough to eat. Nowadays, the problem is that kids are obese and unhealthy partly because of what they're eating at school. How did we get from there to here?

Check out the slideshow above for a history of school lunches.

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