Details for Kids Scoop ER 9/11/19

© 2019 by Vicki Whiting, Editor Jeff Schinkel, Graphics Vol. 35, No. 40

BacktoSchool:AHistoryof

School Lunches

As Kid Scoop readers return to school, they start to
wonder, what’s for lunch? And what will I use to
carry my lunch?

When people started eating lunch at work or school,
lunches were packed into pails, baskets and tins.
What do you use when you pack a lunch?

ColonialKids (1607to1776)

In America’s colonial times, the midday
meal was called dinner. It was the biggest
meal of the day. Most families ate this
meal together at home, even if the
children attended school.
Supper was the evening meal, and it
was typically smaller and made up
of leftovers.

Did children in colonial times eat
peanut butter and jelly sandwiches?

Ask a friend to give you each
type of word. Fill in the blanks
and read the story aloud for
some silly fun.

Loopy Lunch
Last Friday, something very

strange happened in the school
cafeteria. Instead of the regular
menu, they served ___________,
______________________ and
_________________ .

Hold this page up to a mirror to read the answer.

TurnoftheCentury (Early1900s)
Serving school lunch to children began in the early 1900s
when it was believed that many children did not eat a
nutritious midday meal. This began in Boston, but it didn’t
happen everywhere.

Students had to ____________
in a very long line to get their
________________ lunch. This

GreatDepression (1929to1939)
The Great Depression was a time of great hardship.
Parents were without jobs, and their children went
without good food. At the same time, farmers had
produce that people couldn’t afford to buy. The
government of President Franklin D. Roosevelt
bought up the extra food and opened kitchens
which started the school lunch program.
In 1946, another president signed the first National
School Lunch Act to provide lunch in all schools.
Circle every other letter to reveal his name.

caused a lot of confusion, so they
were instructed to ___________
in line instead.

Our principal tried to calm
everyone. He spoke into the
___________ ________ , but
everyone was too busy trying to
___________ through the mess.
Our custodian used a _________
_________________ to mop up
the spill, which seemed really

How many apples can you find
on this page?

Design a Lunch Box

In 1950, Aladdin Industries created
the first children’s lunch box based
on a TV show. Hopalong Cassidy.
Over the years, more and more TV,
film and cartoon characters showed
up on lunch boxes. For decades,
choosing a new
lunch box was
a treasured
back-to-school
ritual for kids.

Look through today’s
newspaper to find:
Something to write with
Something to read
Something you would
like to have to share
A way to get to school
A number that shows the
grade you are entering
A number that shows
how many years you
have gone to school

Draw a lunch
box here you’d like to have. Will it
feature popular characters or
something of your own design?

Standards Link: Research: Use the
newspaper to locate information.

Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Follow simple written directions.

What goes on the Food ShareTable?

Food Share Tables at school help reduce food waste. If you don’t
want to finish all of your lunch, you can share your lunch by
placing it on the table. Food that is whole, uneaten or unopened
can be placed on the Food Share table.
Circle the foods that can go to the Food Share Table.

the words in the puzzle.
LEFTOVERS Find
How many of them can you
COLONIAL
find on this page?
HISTORY
S C D E C A D E S L
DECADES
R O A U R E P P U S
SCHOOL
E L W N E C H A H I
DINNER
SUPPER
V O O S N I T R I N
RITUAL
O N H C N U L I S L
LUNCH
T I S H I T M T T O
JELLY
F A B O D E L U O U
MEAL
PAIL
E L O O A N C A R H
TINS
L E X L J E L L Y S
SHOW
Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recongized identical
BOX
words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns.

strange, but it worked.
Standards Link: Grammar: Understand and
use nouns, adjectives, verbs and interjections
in writing and speaking.

Digupsome
interestinginformationaboutyour
familyhistorybytalkingaboutlunches!
Askyourparents,aunts,uncles,
grandparentsoranyonewhoisat
least10yearsolderthanyouthe
followingquestions:
Whatdidyouusetocarryyour
lunchtoschool?
Whatwasyourfavorite
schoollunchfood?
Didyourschoolhaveakitchen
wheretheymadehotlunchesonsite?
Whatdidtheycook?

This week’s word:

RITUAL

The noun ritual means a
well-known tradition or
ceremony.
For kids in our family,
bedtime began with the
ritual reading of a book.
Try to use the word ritual in
a sentence today when talking
with your friends and family.

ANSWERS:FoodsthatcangoontheFoodShareTableare:Unopenedyogurt,apple,orange,milk,applesauce,
sealedcarrotpacketandsealedbagofchips.Thefoodsthatcan’tgoonthetableare:bananathathasbeenbitten,
sandwichfromhomeandtheopenboxofraisins.

What’s for
Lunch?

Agriculture Works

Not only does our agriculture industry feed us,
it also employs millions of people. Look
through the newspaper and find jobs that are
directly or indirectly related to agriculture.

Come up with a healthy lunch
for school. Include food from
all the food groups.

Standards Link: Research: Use the newspaper to locate information.

NIE SpoNSorS

Rotary Club of Hanford Sunset

Suzanne Marienau
Cardoza, O.D.

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