Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

SCCPSS Celebrates National School Lunch Week October 15-19, 2018

Published on: 10/12/2018

To recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day, Savannah-Chatham County Public schools will recognize National School Lunch Week from October 15-19, 2018. The theme, “Lots 2 Love,” encourages students and school nutrition professionals across the country to share what they love most about school lunch programs.

 

National School Lunch Week will emphasize the healthy foods that are offered daily at Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools. Throughout the week we will have “Lots 2 Love” themed events and decorations and menu items. In addition, October 17th is National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day, and we invite parents to eat school lunch with their children across the district.  It is also the perfect opportunity for parents and school officials to open the lines of communication as it relates to providing our students with the healthiest meals possible.

 

“School lunches are healthier than ever, with more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and less fat and sodium,” said Onetha Bonaparte, School Nutrition 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.”

 

We offer items such as a Taco Bar, Cilantro Lime Rice, Kale and Apple Salad, and many Georgia Grown produce items such as Cabbage, Black-eyed Peas, Summer Squash, from our local farmers.  We also offer fresh fruit such as Strawberries, Kiwi, Pears, Apples, Oranges and Bananas. We are integrating a taste of the season with our Pumpkin Spiced Applesauce.

 

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 more than 70 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 “Lots 2 Love” campaign is made possible by the nonprofit School Nutrition Association. Parents and students can follow the fun using the hashtags #NSLW18, #SchoolLunch, and #Lots2Love. For more information on National School Lunch Week, visit the nutrition page on www.sccpss.com and https://schoolnutrition.org/nslw/


 

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