These Are Some Of The Grossest School Lunches In The U.S.

You might never look at a cafeteria the same way.

1. While researching school dropout rates, Farah Sheikh got the idea for Fed Up, a blog showcasing school lunches. Nutrition “has a pretty big impact on student concentration and student performance in school,” she told NPR.

Revamped meals sometimes leave students hungry with their smaller portions — because of this, Sheikh emphasized that students have to be a part of the dialogue as school officials redo what is being served.

“We want to give decision-makers a sense of what it’s like to be a student who isn’t getting the energy they need from their school lunch,” she says.

Here are some of the most down-voted submissions from the 7,000 school lunches Sheikh has featured.

2. “Nachos.”

Quakertown Community Senior High School, Pennsylvania.

3. “Fish stick tacos.”

Biotechnology High School, New Jersey.

4. “Rubbery nuggets and burnt fries.”

Kenwood High School, Maryland.

5. “Barfaroni.”

Rensselaer Central High School, Indiana.

6. “Baked potato with cheese.”

Metrolina Christian Academy, North Carolina.

7. “Chicken burger.”

Southeast Career Technical Academy, Nevada.

8. “Meatless dog.”

Los Altos High, Hacienda Heights, California.

9. “Smothered double fiber with a side of trans fat.”

Thomas Jefferson High School, Texas.

10. “Chinese dine in.”

Woodville High School, Texas.

11. “Feeling Mexican???”

Burlington County Institute of Technology, New Jersey.

12. “Rotten gutsy nachos.”

South Gate Senior High School, California.

13. “The poor man’s pizza.”

Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School, New York.

14. “Carbs - (not so) delicious carbs.”

San Benito High School, Texas.

15. “Dorito don’t-eat-o taco salad.”

Barker Jr./Sr. High School, New York.

16. “When you find out what it is, let me know.”

Kirby High School, Tennessee.

17. “Gross and unknown.”

Reseda High School, California.

18. “French toast.”

Oxnard High School, California.

19. “Soup?”

Klein Oak High School, Texas.

20. ”???”

Benjamin Franklin High School, Pennsylvania.

21. “Bitz n pizzas.”

John A. Ferguson Senior High School, Florida.

22. “Russianing beef at school :( “

Center Point High School, Texas.

23. “Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, gravy and juice.”

McArthur High School, Florida.

24. “Poop taco.”

Turner Ashby High School, Virginia.

25. “Hot dog? Sandwich?”

Klein Oak High School, Texas.

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Rachel Zarrell is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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