This week our school mascots volunteered to help us with meal distribution in celebration of National School Lunch Week. Play the video below to “catch” a little bit of action. #onecaroline #nslw2020 #nslw20
October 12-16, 2020 is National School Lunch Week. President John F. Kennedy created National School Lunch Week (NSLW) in 1962 to promote the importance of a healthy school lunch in a child’s life and the impact it has inside and outside of the classroom. The COVID-19 pandemic has without a doubt shown just how incredibly important school meals are for students and their families.
Bowling Green Elementary students and staff participated in The Crunch Heard ‘Round the Commonwealth yesterday. We even had a neighborhood horse join in!
Virginia #FarmtoSchool Week is October 5-9 and everyone can celebrate! Get started by pledging to take one small step to support healthy kids, thriving farms and vibrant communities. Virtual learners and families, show us how you bite into #VirginiaGrown apples to celebrate local growers and #FarmtoSchool during the Crunch Heard ‘Round the Commonwealth on October 7! #VACrunch
Check out our new food truck on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s at Bowling Green Elementary between 10 am and 11 am or at Lewis and Clark Elementary between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. While you are there you can pick up 2 breakfast and 2 lunches for any child 18 or younger.*this current schedule is valid through July 31, 2020.
On Friday, May 1, 2020, we will celebrate the 8th Annual School Lunch Hero Day! School Lunch Hero Day provides us the opportunity to acknowledge our hardworking school nutrition professionals.
While the coronavirus pandemic may have closed the classrooms, it has not stopped our school nutrition team from making meals for the children who need them. Many thanks go out to these essential professionals for their tremendous efforts during these trying times.
Our “School Lunch Hero’s” are working hard to feed children 18 and under during these difficult time. We are looking forward to seeing you on Mondays, Wednesday’s and Fridays from 9:30-12:30.
Our school nutrition staff are working hard to provide much needed meals to the children in our community.
“Out of This World” Campaign Encourages Students to Choose Breakfast at School
To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available for school breakfast, Caroline County schools will celebrate National School Breakfast Week during March 2-6, 2020.
Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for many families to find time for a healthy breakfast. However, US Department of Agriculture data show that more and more students are starting their day with a nutritious breakfast in their school cafeterias. Studies show that students who eat school breakfast are more likely to:
- Reach higher levels of achievement in reading and math
- Score higher on standardized tests
- Have better concentration and memory
- Be more alert
- Maintain a healthy weight
The National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) campaign theme, “Out of This World,” reminds the entire school community that school breakfast provides a healthy and energizing start to the day for students.
The district served about 195,000 breakfast meals last school year through the federally funded School Breakfast Program. School nutrition professionals in our schools prepare breakfast and lunches every day that meet federal nutrition standards – limiting fat, calories and sodium – while encouraging students to choose from the fruits, vegetables and whole grains offered with school meals.