School lunches seemed to have barely evolved from when I was in school. You got your tray and your dietician approved meal of sorts or, in some family's cases, they'll pack a lunch from home to skip the lunch line.

Seems like Washington ain't a bad place to be for school lunches, believe it or not.

According to Crestline.com, Washington state came in 10th place for best school lunches.
This seems to be for both in school and what type of lunch one typically packs from our region.

Washington came in 10th most likely to pack a lunch and 3rd for most parents preferring their kids eat a packed lunch compared to getting a school-provided lunch.

If you're bring a lunch to school, on average you're likely to find deli meat-style sandwiches, fresh fruit, and chips as those are common for Washington state packed lunches, according to this survey.

Tennessee must be doing something right as they came in first place with a whopping 97.7% approval rating for kid-approved school lunches.

Last, hilariously enough, goes to California with 68.4% approval rating. I'm not sure what's going on in California to make them bottom of the list. Not enough avocado toast, perhaps.

Pizza comes in first place for what kids want most in school lunches, and I'd agree on a nationwide scale but if you're in the Yakima Valley, you know there's only one item on the school lunch menu that everyone would have wanted in the 80s and 90s.

And that would be our beloved Cheese Zombie. Though I've heard the recipe has changed over the years and, in some places, were pre-packaged, but still, Washington is doing great when it comes to school lunches.

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