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In an ideal world for me, school lunch would be free for everybody.
Tom Colicchio

Meaning of "school lunch" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SCHOOL LUNCH

school lunch  [skuːl lʌntʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SCHOOL LUNCH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
School lunch is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SCHOOL LUNCH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

school lunch

School meal

A school meal is a meal, typically in the middle of the school day, provided to students at school. Trends, nutritional values and economics have influenced menus. Marketing and a push for healthier meals are two major factors which have influenced school meals around the world in the past decade. In recent years, some schools have served breakfasts in the morning before school starts. Only Sweden, Finland, The Czech Republic and Estonia provide Free school meals to all pupils in compulsory education regardless of their ability to pay.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SCHOOL LUNCH


after-lunch
ˈɑːftəˌlʌntʃ
brunch
brʌntʃ
bunch
bʌntʃ
Bunche
bʌntʃ
clunch
klʌntʃ
counterpunch
ˈkaʊntəˌpʌntʃ
crunch
krʌntʃ
dunch
dʌntʃ
glunch
ɡlʌntʃ
honeybunch
ˈhʌnɪˌbʌntʃ
hunch
hʌntʃ
key-punch
kiː pʌntʃ
lunch
lʌntʃ
munch
mʌntʃ
outpunch
ˌaʊtˈpʌntʃ
prelunch
priːˈlʌntʃ
punch
pʌntʃ
runch
rʌntʃ
sarpanch
səˈpʌntʃ
scrunch
skrʌntʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SCHOOL LUNCH

school fees
school friend
school fund
school holidays
school hours
school inspector
school kid
school librarian
school library
school life
school meal
school medical officer
school milk
school night
school of arts
school of motoring
school outing
school phobia
school playground
school prawn

WORDS THAT END LIKE SCHOOL LUNCH

box lunch
buffet lunch
business lunch
credit crunch
cut lunch
haunch
launch
packed lunch
picnic lunch
play-lunch
ploughman´s lunch
power lunch
prelaunch
pub lunch
relaunch
soft launch
soft-launch
staunch
sucker punch
three-martini lunch

Synonyms and antonyms of school lunch in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «school lunch» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SCHOOL LUNCH

Find out the translation of school lunch to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of school lunch from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «school lunch» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

学校午餐
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

almuerzo escolar
570 millions of speakers

English

school lunch
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्कूल दोपहर का भोजन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الغداء المدرسية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

школьные обеды
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

merenda escolar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্কুলের দুপুরের খাবার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

repas à l´école
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Makan siang sekolah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schulessen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

学校給食
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

학교 급식
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sekolah nedha awan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ăn trưa ở trường
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பள்ளி மதிய உணவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शाळेचे जेवण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

okul yemeği
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pranzo a scuola
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

obiad w szkole
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

шкільні обіди
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

prânz școală
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γεύμα σχολείο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skool middagete
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skollunch
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skolen lunsj
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of school lunch

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SCHOOL LUNCH»

The term «school lunch» is quite widely used and occupies the 44.459 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SCHOOL LUNCH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about school lunch

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7 QUOTES WITH «SCHOOL LUNCH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word school lunch.
1
Birch Bayh
But people that are worried about unborn babies are the same ones that vote against kindergarten programs in Indiana or school lunch funds out of the federal government.
2
Tom Colicchio
This is what people don't understand: obesity is a symptom of poverty. It's not a lifestyle choice where people are just eating and not exercising. It's because kids - and this is the problem with school lunch right now - are getting sugar, fat, empty calories - lots of calories - but no nutrition.
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Tom Colicchio
In an ideal world for me, school lunch would be free for everybody.
4
Bernhard Goetz
With my time in the limelight, I regret that I didn't use it more to push vegetarianism. I support vegetarian options in the school lunch program.
5
Joan Lunden
We need to reform our school lunch programs. We need to get healthy items into the vending machines.
6
George McGovern
When you start one of these programs, school lunch programs, in a country that heretofore had nothing of that kind, immediately school enrollment jumps dramatically. Girls and boys get to the classroom with the promise of a good meal once a day.
7
Alice Waters
I really am at a place where I think we need to feed every child at school for free and feed them a real school lunch that's sustainable and nutritious and delicious. It needs to be part of the curriculum of the school in the same way that physical education was part of the curriculum, and all children participated.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SCHOOL LUNCH»

Discover the use of school lunch in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to school lunch and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Fed Up with Lunch: The School Lunch Project: How One ...
The teacher who ate a school lunch for an entire year and chronicled her experience anoymously on a blog argues for school lunch reform and improvement in the nutritional content of the food served to growing children.
Sarah Wu, 2011
2
School Lunch
When Harriet, the cook at Lincoln School, goes on a much-needed vacation, the staff and students send her letters complaining about her replacements and trying to persuade her to return.
‎2005
3
School Lunch Politics: The Surprising History of America's ...
concerns for children's nutrition. Historically, concerns about national agricultural policies and poverty policy have regularly competed with dietary issues in the creation of school lunch programs. School lunch is, surely, rooted in the science of ...
Susan Levine, 2011
4
The National School Lunch Program: Background and Development
This book provides a brief background on school lunch programs in Europe, as well as the early attempts in the United States.
Gordon W. Gunderson, 2003
5
Fed Up with Lunch: The School Lunch Project: How One ...
When school teacher Mrs.
Mrs. Q, 2011
6
The great school lunch rebellion
A food fight in the elementary school cafeteria escalates into a full-fledged rebellion when the children decide that they have had enough stomach-turning food.
David Greenberg, 1989
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School Lunch Program: Cafeteria Managers' Views on Food ...
A survey of a random sample of cafeteria managers in public schools nationwide that participate in the National School Lunch Program.
DIANE Publishing Company, 1996
8
Aaahh! School Lunch
The Real Monsters try to scare some school children by replacing their lunches with scary monster food. Based on the television program "Aaahh! Real monsters."
Molly Wigand, Mark Siegel, 1996
9
Quality of Dietary Intake at School Lunch of Middle School ...
Ensuring adequate dietary intake at school lunch for optimal adolescent growth and development is important; however, few studies have assessed the quality of dietary intake at school lunch based on socioeconomic status (SES).
Ashley R. Fithian, 2008
10
Free for All: Fixing School Food in America
Taking us on an eye-opening journey into the nation's school kitchens, this superbly researched book is the first to provide a comprehensive assessment of school food in the United States.
Janet Poppendieck, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SCHOOL LUNCH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term school lunch is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Chobani Greek yogurt to be meat substitute in school lunches
The USDA decided in April to include Greek yogurt as a permanent option in its school lunch program after classifying it as an approved meat substitute in 2013. «CBS News, Jun 15»
2
School lunch worker: I got fired for feeding a hungry child
Della Curry, a cafeteria worker in an elementary school in a Denver suburb, has ... free food to students who didn't qualify for the federal free lunch program. «CNNMoney, Jun 15»
3
GOP pushes waiver from healthier school lunches
The school meal rules, phased in since 2012 and championed by first lady Michelle Obama, require more fruits, vegetables and whole grains in the lunch line. «Yahoo News, Dec 14»
4
School kids are blaming Michelle Obama for their 'gross' school
School kids around the country are tweeting rather unfortunate pictures of the ... "Student complaining about school lunch is nothing new — it has nothing to do ... «Washington Post, Nov 14»
5
House considers waiving healthy school lunch rules despite veto …
The GOP spending bill on the House floor would allow schools to waive the school lunch and breakfast standards championed by first lady Michelle Obama for ... «PBS NewsHour, Jun 14»
6
School Lunch Debate: What's At Stake?
School lunches have never been known for culinary excellence. But to be fair, the National School Lunch Program — which provides free or reduced lunches to ... «NPR, Jun 14»
7
House Panel Advances Bill on School Lunch Options
He said that claims that the nutrition rules had led to a decline in schools participating in lunch and breakfast programs were misleading, and that the rules had ... «New York Times, May 14»
8
Texas Man Pays Off Students' School Lunch Debts So They Can …
After he heard about the children in Utah whose school lunches were thrown out because their parents were behind on payments, Kenny Thompson was ... «ThinkProgress, Feb 14»
9
Cafeteria manager, her boss put on paid leave in Utah school lunch
The cafeteria manager and her supervisor at a Utah elementary school have been placed on paid leave while officials investigate how dozens of children had ... «CNN, Feb 14»
10
Let Them Eat Sandwiches: USDA Eases School Lunch Restrictions
After the the school lunch program was overhauled in 2012 to curb childhood obesity, lots of kids began complaining that lunches were too skimpy. Why? «NPR, Jan 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. School lunch [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/school-lunch>. Aug 2019 ».
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