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What Was The Best School Lunch Item In The ‘90s?

List RulesVote up the lunch items that really made your day as a youngster.

School lunch in the '90s was notoriously not nutritious, yet kids loved taco Tuesdays, rectangle pizzas, and prepackaged burritos. The best '90s school lunch item was somewhere between nachos and Minute Maid juice bars; foods you probably wouldn't eat as an adult but that once defined your favorite day of the week. 

Although school lunches have become progressively healthier over the years, with powerful advocates working hard to provide students with fresh fruits and vegetables as well as affordable hot meals and desserts, it doesn't change the fact that '90s kids still fondly remember unwrapping their buddy burgers with a tray of smiley fries and an ice cream cup.  

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  • 1
    3,178
    475

    Square Pizza

  • 2
    2,427
    533

    Ice Cream Cups

  • 3
    2,289
    692

    Tater Tots

  • 4
    2,218
    714

    Chocolate Milk

  • 5
    1,956
    799

    Chicken Nuggets

  • 6
    1,859
    885

    Juice Bars

  • 7
    1,778
    848

    French Toast Sticks

  • 8
    1,747
    977

    Chicken Patty Sandwich

  • 9
    1,648
    938

    Hamburger

  • 10
    1,403
    965

    Nachos

  • 11
    1,368
    948

    Tacos

  • 12
    1,403
    981

    Corn Dog

  • 13
    1,175
    1,137

    Turkey And Mashed Potatoes

  • 14
    1,103
    1,171

    Sloppy Joe's

  • 15
    932
    1,135

    Peanut Butter And Jelly

  • 16
    975
    1,197

    Smiley Fries

  • 17
    875
    1,115

    Fruit Cups

  • 18
    818
    1,198

    Spaghetti

  • 19
    774
    1,188

    Grilled Cheese

  • 20
    743
    1,160

    Meatball Sub

  • 21
    673
    1,194

    Bean And Cheese Burrito

  • 22
    654
    1,257

    Fish Sticks

  • 23
    552
    1,217

    Pasta Shells