School Food in Pictures

It's so hard when children think they are ordering chicken nuggets like mom makes, and then they go to the cafeteria and they end up with something very, very, different. Or maybe they've never heard of a "rib meat sandwich". Having a picture, especially for young children and new students, to show what your school food really looks like helps kids make the best choices they can make. This file includes 48 food choices, most of which my school serves regularly. Click here for the file.

1.  I made lunch choice cards for as many of our regular school menu items as I could remember. If you want to use these and your chicken nuggets look really different from ours, I would make a new card so your students are not surprised, or disappointed.

2.  I used the free font KG Seven Sixteen from dafont.com. 

3.  Be careful and try to make sure your images don't show side items. Some kids might make their decision based on the side item in the picture, and be let down when they are served cooked carrots with their sloppy joe instead of french fries. 

4.  If you teach with me at CES and can think of something I forgot, let me know and I'll add it!



  1. Thanks! This is great. :)

  2. That is awesome! My school food looks a lot different, but it definitely has given me a plan. It'll take a month or two to get all of the pictures, but I know I can get our cafeteria manager to take photos of the dishes and send them out to us on-line. I don't know how many times I was unable to explain chicken etouffe...
    The Meek Moose

  3. Great idea!

    Glad you found my blog so I could find yours! I am your newest follower!

    Inspired By Kindergarten


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