To recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day, Rockwall schools will recognize National School Lunch Week from October 10-14, 2016. The theme, “Show Your Spirit – Win with School Nutrition Eat School Lunch!” is all about getting parents, students and school officials to show their spirit for school lunch.
National School Lunch Week will emphasize the healthy foods that are offered daily at Rockwall schools. We will have daily prizes given away with every meal purchased during lunch at all elementary schools, which includes helpful information about eating healthy meals.
School lunches are healthier than ever, with more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and less fat and sodium. National School Lunch Week helps us educate parents and students about all the benefits of our lunch program, and the appealing choices we offer.
Some of the menu items offered during the week of NSLW will be BBQ or grilled chicken sandwiches, a variety of salads, chicken poppers, fresh vegetables and fruit! Parents are always welcome to have lunch with your child. Check with your child’s school for lunch schedules.
The federally-funded National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides nutritionally balanced, healthy meals to students during the school week. The program, which has been serving the nation’s children for over 60 years, requires school meals to meet federal nutrition standards which includes offering fruits and vegetables every day, serving whole-grain rich foods, and limiting fat, calories, and sodium.
The “Show Your Spirit” campaign is made possible by the nonprofit School Nutrition Association. Parents and students can follow the fun via the hashtag #NSLW16. For more information about National School Lunch Week, visit www.rockwallisd.com/students/general/student-support/current-school-menus/ or https://schoolnutrition.org/nslw/.