Take a journey through the history of child nutrition with our interactive timeline.


These collections are composed of a variety of media including print and audiovisual materials, as well as public and private papers. Items in the collections include correspondence; photographs; menu offerings (regional or by state); posters; early textbooks related to child nutrition programs; food service training materials; newspaper and magazine clippings; personal stories from child nutrition professionals; transcriptions of hearings, especially at the state level; and artifacts such as tickets, tokens, and school food service collectibles.

Scroll the timeline and click on a date tab to read the history or use the arrows to navigate to the next date.