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National School Lunch Week

school lunchSince 1962, a weeklong celebration of the school lunch program has existed called the National School Lunch Week (NSLW). School cafeterias use decorations, special menus, events and more to highlight the consumption of healthy and wholesome school lunches.

The NSLW 2016 theme is “Show Your Spirit” and will be held October 10-14, 2016. Here are some ways schools, kids, parents and grandparents  can get involved.

  • Thank the school lunch staff for all their hard work.
  • Kids, invite your parents to eat lunch with you! “National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day” is October 15.
  • Share events on Facebook and other social media outlets.
  • Have a coloring contest with the activity sheets from the NSLW website.

Learn more at:

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About Karen Blakeslee

The Rapid Response Center was formed in 1995 as a resource for Kansas State University Research & Extension Agents. Resource topics included Food Science, Human Nutrition, Food Service, Textiles, Home Care and other consumer topics. Since that time, the Center has grown to be of valuable assistance to Kansas State University Extension Specialists in those areas.

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