Here’s some food for thought. Who do you recognise in these reminders of dinner staff at school?
Who was your favourite dinner lady – or man? We took a look in the Shields Gazette archives to find these 8 photos of dedicated dinnertime workers that you loved.
So grab your dinner tray as we serve up retro scenes from 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2014.
1. Grub's up at Lord Blyton
Janet Orrick was pictured serving up healthy meals at Lord Blyton School in 2005.
2. Joan's great work at St Bede's
Joan Hannah hung up her apron after 35 years as dinner lady at St Bede's RC Primary School in 2004.
3. Teamwork with Margaret
Dinner lady Margaret McDermott who retired in 2005 and here she is with her colleagues - but at which school?
4. Helping out in 2004
Ann Gibson got a helping hand with serving in 2004 as she served up food with Paul Baldaera and Coun Moira Smith helping out.