Recent research shows children are getting their healthiest meals at school, so let’s celebrate this undeniable fact! We invite you to join schools nationwide in celebrating National School Lunch Week (NSLW) this October 11-15. It’s a prime opportunity to promote the value of your school lunch program to parents, students, staff, and your community.
This year’s “Wild About School Lunch” jungle theme is full of fun activities, event ideas, and engaging visuals. Grab a jungle vine and swing into School Nutrition Association’s free downloadable toolkit full of pages and pages of ideas for you to use to draw your kids and parents into the power of school lunch, whether lunch is served in the classroom, cafeteria, outdoors, or at home.
Here are a just few of SNA’s wildly creative ideas to consider:
While your school meal program undoubtedly looks different from years’ past, it’s no less important to celebrate the victories and achievements the National School Lunch Program has accomplished during the pandemic and the last 75 years since Congress established the program. However you choose to celebrate the occasion, be sure to post photos on social media with the hashtag #NSLW21. Drop us a note or tag us (@menufreedom on Instagram or fb.com/nutristudentsk12) to share your celebration as well!