According to the School Nutrition Association, "National School Lunch Week (NSLW) was created in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy. It’s a week-long national observance of events and activities designed to promote the benefits of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). The week recognizes the importance of a healthy school lunch in a child’s life, and the impact it has inside and outside of the classroom." Did you know that nearly 30 million students are served healthy lunches every school day? That’s 5 billion meals annually!
Take advantage of National School Lunch Week, October 14-18, to shine a light on your foodservice program. This year's theme, "School Lunch: What's on Your Playlist?", can be leveraged in lots of fun ways to appeal to students, parents and beyond. Check out the SNA's NSLW19 Toolkits & Handouts for great engagement ideas, including:
You can also leverage social media to attract attention to your school lunch program and the NSLW activities you have planned prior to, during and after the week-long observation. Consider adding live video to your social mix as the fun happens. Be sure to include good quality photos and graphics with all your posts and include the designated hashtags on your posts: #NSLW19, #SchoolLunch, #SchoolLunchRocks, #LunchPlaylist, #SchoolLunchHits; and one for us -- #MenuFreedom. We want to see all the fun you're having!