National School Lunch Week

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To recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day, we will recognize National School Lunch Week from October 10-14, 2016. The theme, “Show Your Spirit” is all about getting parents, students and school officials to show their spirit for school lunch.

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.

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.

Parents and students can follow the fun via the hashtag #NSLW16. For more information about National School Lunch Week, visit

Farm to School Month

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Take One Small Step for Farm to School

October is National Farm to School Month! Join us as and thousands of schools, early care and education sites, farms, communities and organizations across the country as we celebrate food education, school gardens and lunch trays filled with healthy, local ingredients. Everyone can celebrate! This year’s theme, One Small Step, highlights the simple ways that anyone can get informed, get involved and take action to support farm to school in their communities and across the nation. Here are several ways you can get involved:

  • Get Inspired: Follow the National Farm to School Network on our blog,Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see inspiring examples of farm to school success and innovation.
  • Spread the word: Shout out about farm to school and share what you’re doing for National Farm to School Month with the hashtags #farmtoschooland #F2SMonth on social media.

Happy National Farm to School Month!