Healthy school menu planners and planning tools are available on Parenting.com and USDA.gov as of 2015. The tools on USDA.gov are intended for use by school administrators, while the menu planners on Real Simple and Parenting are aimed at parents and individual families.
The United States Department of Agriculture website offers tools including menu planning worksheets and a list of government-mandated nutritional standards for schools. Many of these tools are customized to meet the standards of a particular state. The menu planning worksheets are divided into age groups to help schools meet the changing nutritional requirements of growing children.
Parenting offers daily school lunch ideas for a full month of school. These meals are aimed at young children and mostly consist of small sandwiches and other finger foods.