To recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day, Florence District Two schools will recognize National School Lunch Week from October 9-13, 2017. The theme, “Recipes for Success” is an opportunity to inform students of the role that healthy food choices contribute to their educational and physical success.
National School Lunch Week will emphasize the healthy foods that are offered daily at Florence District Two schools. Students will be asked to develop recipes for food items that they would like to see on the school menu. Students will be given the opportunity to participate in a poster contest displaying the theme “Recipes for Success”.
School lunches are healthier than ever, with more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and less fat and sodium. National School Lunch Week helps us educate parents and students about all the benefits of our lunch program, and the appealing choices we offer.”
Florence District Two Food Service will offer green leafy vegetables, food from the red/orange vegetable group, foods low in sodium and whole grain foods during NSLW and throughout the year.
The federally-funded National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides nutritionally balanced, healthy meals to students every day. The program, which has been serving the nation’s children for over 60 years, requires school meals to meet federal nutrition standards like offering fruits and vegetables every day, serving whole grain-rich foods, and limiting fat, calories, and sodium.
Parents are invited to participate by joining their child/children for lunch. Please call your child’s school to notify them if you plan to participate.
The “Recipes for Success” campaign is made possible by the nonprofit School Nutrition Association. Parents and students can follow the fun using the hashtag #NSLW17. For more information on National School Lunch Week, visit https://schoolnutrition.org/nslw/.