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National School Lunch Week

Friday, September 29, 2017

School Lunch: Recipes for Success LogoOctober 9 - 13, 2017 is National School Lunch Week! 

This year’s theme is “School Lunch: Recipes for Success,” which is designed to help you share positive school lunch stories and the secret ingredients to success!

The National School Lunch Program plays an important role in helping to ensure that every child in the nation starts school ready to learn. It program is a national commitment to the promotion of our children’s health and well-being, allowing children to concentrate on graduating with the skills and knowledge they need to be college and career ready.

What is the National School Lunch Program?

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in more than 94,000 public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. Established under the National School Lunch Act (1946), it provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to more than 30 million children each school day.

How to get involved?

Share your stories during the week to show us what makes your school lunch program specials! Use National School Lunch Week 2017 Toolkit for engagement resources. Be sure to use the #NSLW17 in your social media posts and tag the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction on Facebook and Twitter.