- the midday meal eaten at (usually served by) any school
- Even in this general sense, it is usually taken to mean elementary, middle, and high schools, and is not often used when referring to post-secondary education.
- the government-subsidized lunch (and breakfast) program in the vast majority of American elementary, middle, and high schools both public and private
Related terms: National School Lunch Program, foodservice
Within the tag family "The Food System," in the "Transportation, Delivery, and Distribution Networks" cluster.