Between preparing healthy food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, Rockwall ISD nutrition professionals have a lot on their plate. To celebrate their hard work and commitment, Rockwall school cafeterias will celebrate School Lunch Hero Day on May 6. This day, celebrated annually since 2013, was designated by The School Nutrition Association and Jarrett Krosoczka, author of the “Lunch Lady” graphic novel series. School Lunch Hero Day provides an opportunity for parents, students, school staff and communities to thank those who provide healthy meals to 30 million of America’s students each school day.
All across the school district, school nutrition professionals may be honored with thanks, cards, and recognition from students, school staff and parents.
School nutrition employees must balance many roles and follow numerous federal, state and local regulations to ensure safe and healthy meals are available in schools. School Lunch Hero Day provides the opportunity for the community to thank these hardworking heroes. Federal nutrition standards ensure that school cafeterias always offer low-fat or fat-free milk, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein. School meals also meet limits on calories, sodium and unhealthy fats.
The importance and nutritional value of school meals are well documented. For many children, school lunch is the most important and nutrient-rich meal of their day. Rockwall Child Nutrition served over a million meals last school year! Our menus are designed with students in mind while meeting Federal guidelines. To learn more about the school nutrition program visit our School Nutrition page, go to www.rockwallisd.com and click on student, general information and click on school meals. Here you will find great information about pricing, menus, nutrition, and policies.
Get the details about School Lunch Hero Day at www.schoollunchheroday.com.
The School Nutrition Association (SNA) is a national, non-profit professional organization representing 55,000+ school nutrition professionals across the country. Founded in 1946, SNA and its members are dedicated to making healthy school meals and nutrition education available to all students. To find out more about today’s school meals, visit www.schoolnutrition.org/SchoolMeals.