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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
“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