3 Ways to Celebrate National School Lunch Week. Post sponsored by the School Nutrition Association. All opinions are my own
3 Ways to Celebrate National School Lunch Week
Did you know that this week is National School Lunch Week? October 12-16, 2015 is the time to celebrate delicious and healthy meals offered at schools nationwide! Find out how you can get involved, join the Tray Talk conversation for the week (including daily giveaways!), and share your school lunch snapshot to show your support! Ready to celebrate? Check out the details and be sure to scroll down to win a $50 Visa gift card at Raising Whasians!
Why Celebrate National School Lunch Week?
Created back in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy, National School Lunch Week is dedicated to the celebration of our National School Lunch Program. The longest running federal child nutrition program since 1946, this program ensures that children have access to delicious and nutritious meal options at schools nationwide. 95% of elementary and secondary schools in the U.S. have the National School Lunch Program.
And thanks to this program, 30 million children in the U.S. are served healthy meals per day! I know how thankful I am that we have a School Lunch Program at my school. On the days when this scatterbrained mom forgets lunch, I know that his school can provide a delicious and healthy lunch for him at low cost for us! Ready to get involved in the FUN this week? Here’s 3 ways to celebrate National School Lunch Week (NSLW)!
Share Your School Lunch Snapshot
Excited about your National School Lunch Program at your school? Then this year’s theme is perfect for you! “School Lunch Snapshot” celebrates how your school is celebrating with photos of your school meal trays, decorations, parties, activities and prizes. How is your school celebrating? Be sure to take your School Lunch Snapshot and share on social media with hashtag #NSLW!
Learn More About School Meal Programs
Perhaps you never knew about the National School Lunch Program or had heard about National School Lunch Week before. Now is a great time to get informed! If you want to learn more about the school lunch menus, healthy meal options, the Program and how to get involved, head to schoolnutrition.org/nslw to learn more.
Join the Tray Talk Movement & WIN!
Be sure to head over to the Tray Talk Facebook Page to join the discussion with other parents regarding school lunches! From sharing photos, tips, and meal ideas to learning more information on the National School Lunch Program, Tray Talk is where the “talk” is happening this week. AND, that’s not all!
Tray Talk is giving away $50 gift cards all week long! And you could win! Tray Talk is hosting some fun daily giveaways and school lunch information for your family! Just comment on their most recent Facebook post to enter and win! A new winner daily!
You can find out more information on National School Lunch Week at schoolnutrition.org. Follow the School Nutrition Association on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for the latest school lunch updates. Be sure to stay social all week long with hashtag #NSLW.
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