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HCPSS Celebrates National School Lunch Week, Oct. 9-13

Posted: October 9th, 2017

The Howard County Public School System will observe National School Lunch Week from October 9–13 to recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day. Created by the School Nutrition Association, the week reflects the school system’s commitment to providing healthy foods that taste good and power students throughout the school day.

This year’s theme, “Recipes for Success,” is an opportunity to showcase the high nutritional standards developed for every meal that provide students with the healthy foods they need for a successful day of learning.

“School lunches are healthier than ever, with more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and less fat and sodium,” said HCPSS Director of Food and Nutrition Services Brian Ralph. “National School Lunch Week helps us educate parents and students about all the benefits of our lunch program, and the appealing choices we offer.”

The HCPSS Food and Nutrition Services staff serves nearly five million high quality meals per year. HCPSS has implemented salad and fruit bars in all schools and recently expanded its Let’s Rethink Lunch program, which gives students access to a wider range of healthy and delicious options for school meals.

Parents are welcome to join their children for lunch. Contact your child’s individual school to make arrangements.

The School Nutrition Association is a national, nonprofit professional organization representing more than 57,000 members who provide high-quality, low-cost meals to students across the country.