Take a look at 10 scenes from the Sunderland Echo archives and they were all taken at schools in the area from Grangetown to Grindon Broadway.
It is International School Meals Day on March 11 and to celebrate, we thought we would share some memories.
Can you spot someone you know? What was your own favourite school meal?
Join us on a journey back to the dining hall.
1. Grub's up at Grangetown Primary
It's 2003 and pupils at Grangetown Primary School were ready to tuck in to lunch. But who are the children pictured?
2. Lunch with friends at Quarry View Infants
Natasha Bulmer, Christopher Paul Dawson, Shannon Gutteridge, and Kaytlin Atherton are ready to tuck in to their dinner at Quarry View School in 2004.
3. Lunchtime learning at Thorney Close
The Mayor of Sunderland, Coun Wally Scott, donned a Second World War steel helmet as part of lunchtime learning activities at Thorney Close Primary School in 1999. Are you pictured?
Photo: Sunderland Echo
4. Thumbs-up for a healthy meal at Bexhill School
Tasty and healthy. That's the food at Bexhill School which definitely got the approval of these pupils in 2005. Is there someone you know in the photo?