District To Celebrate National School Lunch Week

District To Celebrate National School Lunch Week
Posted on 10/06/2017

To recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day, Garden City Public Schools will recognize National School Lunch Week from October 9-13, 2017. The theme, “Recipes for Success” is an opportunity to start conversation with students, parents and others in the community about the recipes that make school lunch special in your child’s school.


National School Lunch Week will emphasize the healthy foods that are offered daily at Garden City Public Schools. Each school has planned a special meal for the week showcasing fresh fruits and vegetables and healthy entrees.  Some schools are encouraging students to share favorite recipes from home that they would like to see on the school menu.  There will be music, socialization, contests and prizes.


“School lunches are healthier than ever, with more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and less fat and sodium,” said Tracy Johnson, Child Nutrition and Wellness Director “National School Lunch Week helps us 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 every day. 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 “Recipes for Success” campaign is made possible by the nonprofit School Nutrition Association. Parents and students can follow the fun using the hashtag #NSLW17.  For more information on National School Lunch Week, visit www.gckschools.com/departments/nutrition or https://schoolnutrition.org/nslw/


If you would like to take part in National School Lunch activities or find out what is going on in your student’s school, please contact Tracy Johnson at 620-805-7080 or trjohnson@gckschools.com.