The school canteens are required to provide food to a large number of students in the school . Hence they have to take extra caution in choosing the ingredients, preparation and serving of food in an extremely hygienic manner. Moreover since it involves the health of small children, extra precautions are to be taken. But sadly, in many schools in spite of the instructions given to maintain hygiene, we can see flies around the food and plates not properly cleaned, and tasteless food which makes us lose our appetite. we need to be aware that serving food in canteens should not be considered as just a business, School authorities must carry out a regular check of how the food is prepared and served and the teacher in charge must have food along with the children to ensure the quality of the food. Unhygienic preparation of food can lead to many consequences like food poisoning which may prove dangerous to the life of the people consuming that food. So the school authorities have to make sure that the items used for cooking are properly cleaned, the cooks maintain good personal hygiene and that the food is cooked properly and served in a hygienic manner.