National School Lunch Week

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.

movie projector 'Now Playing: School Lunch! October 12-16, 2020

Crunch Heard ‘Round the Commonwealth

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

flyer Crunch apple celebration

Food Truck

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.

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School Lunch Hero Day

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.

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National School Breakfast Week

“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.

National School Breakfast Week "characters" and theme School Breakfast Out of this world