Schools Celebrate National School Lunch Week
“School Lunch Playlist” highlights #NSLW19
October 2019 – To recognize the National School Lunch Program, serving 30 million children each day, Renwick schools will celebrate National School Lunch Week from October 14-18, 2019. The theme, “School Lunch: What’s on Your Playlist,” spotlights how today’s school cafeterias are serving up healthy menu items that kids want to eat, with increased choice and customization.
National School Lunch Week will highlight the nutritious foods available daily at Renwick schools. October is also National Farm to School month, so we will feature products produced right here in Kansas on our menu throughout the week. Did you know that our district features some locally grown items on our menus throughout the year?
School lunches offer students fruits and vegetables, whole grains and milk, and meet federal nutrition standards limiting fat, calories and sodium. National School Lunch Week helps us educate parents and students about all the benefits of our lunch program and the appealing variety of choices in the cafeteria.
The federally-funded National School Lunch Program (NSLP) has been fueling students for success for more than 70 years. Students can enjoy the convenience of a healthy school lunch for just $2.45 elementary, $2.65 middle and $2.80 high school. Some students may qualify for free or reduced price meals. Contact Heidi Wells, school foodservice director, for more information.
The “School Lunch Playlist” campaign is made possible by the nonprofit School Nutrition Association. Parents and students can follow the fun using the hashtags #NSLW19, #SchoolLunchPlaylist and #SchoolLunch. For more information on National School Lunch Week, visit https://schoolnutrition.org/nslw/ and follow the Renwick Nutrition and Wellness team on Facebook and Instagram.