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.