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© 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.