Pizza pasta bake
Now this is a mashup made for teens. High school students at Pear Public School District in Mississippi went wild for this best-of-both-worlds main dish.
Pulled pork stuffed potato
At Alice Independent School District in Texas, this hearty lunch is a favorite for both teachers and students. Fun fact: It’s a popular item for football players to carb up for Friday night lights.
Chartwells K12 at Michigan’s White Pigeon Community Schools walked the walk of cool school food with a walking taco bar on the daily SONO Station line.
Originally created in the 1970s, the recipe for this unique burger was lost and then recovered by Chartwells K12 Chef Carrie Richardson. It’s now served every month at the district’s secondary schools
Pulled rotisserie fajita chicken got customized with cilantro-lime rice and all the fixin’s at Newtown High School in Connecticut.
Extra! Extra! Bar
This cafeteria staple at North Lawrence High School in Indiana is powered up with veggies that students load up on.
A build your own burrito fiesta kicked off the year at Godfrey Lee Public Schools in Michigan, where the burritos got tricked out with fresh pineapple, corn salsa and veggies.
Breakfast banana split
Bringing ice cream-shop vibes to a Bring on Breakfast Discovery Kitchen program, this banana split was a sweet treat at McRae Elementary in Searcy, Ark.
Beef soft taco
Taco Tuesdays are an important school food observance, as shown here at Allbritton Elementary School in Arkansas. Bonus: These tacos came with a side of peaches.