Education ministers are to join schoolchildren to mark the first International School Meals Day.
Education Secretary Mike Russell, Childrens Minister Aileen Campbell and Learning Minister Alasdair Allan will visit schools to highlight their work promoting healthy eating.
The day aims to raise awareness of good nutrition and foster healthy eating habits in children both in school and at home.
School students in Scotland, the rest of the UK and the US will all mark the event.
Mr Russell, who is visiting Tighnabruaich Primary School in Argyll, said: "It is encouraging to see that take-up of schools meals in Scotland has been rising since 2008 and continues to do so. The quality of our school meals is high overall, and our whole school approach is internationally recognised. Education ministers are visiting schools on March 8 to mark International School Meals Day and pay credit to those working in our schools to provide healthy and nutritious meals."
Mr Russell, together with Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead and Local Government Minister Derek Mackay, met councils and parents earlier this week to discuss how the quality and standards of school meals can be improved.
The Education Secretary said: "We will do this through a refresh of our Hungry for Success initiative, and the Scottish Government is keen to encourage more fresh and locally sourced produce in school meals."
Last month it emerged that a frozen burger found in the kitchen of Cumbernauld High School, North Lanarkshire contained horse DNA.
North Lanarkshire Council said the burger was supplied by Brakes Group.
The discovery led to local authorities across Scotland being advised to "place a hold" on frozen beefburgers.