It’s a well known fact that childhood obesity is a growing epidemic in the US, yet many schools continue to serve lunches that have little to no nutritional value. And the problem isn’t a money one. According to the folks behind Fed Up, “There is no major cost difference between nutritious and not nutritious food at schools.” And yet, Fed Up reports, 71% of kids are unsatisfied with the lunches they’re served at school.

They wanted to do something about it, so they encouraged over 25K kids to participate in their “true state of school lunch,” a project that resulted in 7,025 photos being sent in that document school lunches from around the country.

Now Fed Up is posting these pics and allowing visitors to vote whether to “Eat it” or “Toss it.”

Here are some examples…

Pork slop

Pork slop

Crispy potato wedges

crispy potato wedges

Noodle surprise

Noodle surprise






Pasta chicken

Chili dog and cheese fries

chili dog and cheese fries

Salisbury steak

Salisbury steak



Some sort of hot pocket thing

hot pocket


Various foods in portions of 200 calories [45 pictures]

(via Co.Create)