We developed the following programs in order to give schools free access to the necessary information, tools, and resources they need to implement lasting change. The Salad Bars section of the site provides detailed technical guidance for implementing salad bars in your district. The Breakfast section provides the “case for breakfast” as well as resources and tools to consider alternative breakfast expansion in your district. On the Grants page is where you will find current opportunities and eligibility information from the Chef Ann Foundation. On the Plant Forward pages, you'll find recipes, resources, and tools for getting more plant-based proteins into school meals. Finally, our Webinar page is a catalog of our previous webinars and a schedule of upcoming informational sessions.

Salad Bars

The addition of salad bars to your meal program provides an immediate transformation to your lunchrooms. They provide the opportunity to truly engage students in an appreciation of fresh, whole foods. This section includes:


By offering breakfast after the bell to all students, we can reduce the severe negative impact of hunger on school age children across the country. Here you will find information on everything from case studies to best practices for universal breakfast implementation. This section includes:

Plant Forward

Serving more plant forward meals in schools can have a positive impact on the environment, student health and food service budgets. With More Plants Please!, schools will find the resources needed to serve more plant forward meals and educate students on the benefits of eating a more plant-based diet. This section includes: 


Our mission is to provide school district administrators, food service directors, and their teams with the tools and resources they need to serve healthy, nutritious, and delicious food to every student, every day. Through our grant programs, we are able to award special funding to schools that are committed to making real, positive changes to their food programs.


Our training webinar will take you inside The Lunch Box via a guided video tour where we will show you how to navigate the site and use the recipe tools. Attendees will be given the opportunity to ask us questions throughout the session.

Register to Download The Lunch Box Tools

Please help us keep The Lunch Box tools and resources free for all users by registering here! It will help us demonstrate to our supporters how this site is used in school food work.