May 3rd – To Honor the School Lunch Heroes Serving Healthy Meals
Between preparing healthy food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, cafeteria cooks and servers have a lot on their plate. To celebrate their hard work and commitment, Continental Local schools will celebrate School Lunch Hero Day on May 3, 2019. 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 students, staff, and parents to thank those who provide healthy meals to 30 million of America’s students each school day. In the spirit of this fun day, the cafeteria staff at Continental Local schools will be decked out in their super hero attire!
“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 to thank these hardworking heroes” said Sarah Goedde, Continental School’s Director of Food Services. 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.
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 more than 57,000 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.