Don’t rely on the written menu alone. What you consider “meatloaf” is probably something very different from the processed meat slab your kids get served at school. Even something as simple as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich can take a bizarre turn, Mrs. Q discovered.
Go in person and check it out. “The most important thing is for parents to go look,” says Nestle, professor of nutrition, food studies and public health at New York University and author of “What To Eat.” “Some school foods are terrific (people who care). Some not.”