To recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day, Learning ZoneXpress will recognize National School Lunch Week from October 12-16, 2015. The theme, “School Lunch Snapshot” is all about sharing the best images of today’s school lunches.
National School Lunch Week will emphasize the healthy foods that are offered daily at schools.
According to the School Nutrition Association, “School lunches are healthier than ever, with more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and less fat and sodium” . “National School Lunch Week helps educate parents and students about all the benefits of our lunch program, and the appealing choices we offer”.
The federally-funded National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides nutritionally balanced, healthy meals to students everyday. 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.
The “School Lunch Snapshot” campaign is made possible by the nonprofit School Nutrition Association. Parents and students can follow the fun via the hashtag #NSLW. For more information about schools meals, visit www.schoolnutrition.org/SchoolMeals.
Join the fun and celebrate National School Lunch Week, October 12-16, 2015!