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Cambridge Public Schools Celebrate National School Lunch Week

Cambridge Public Schools Celebrate National School Lunch Week
Posted on 10/12/2018
LunchTo recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day, Cambridge Public Schools will recognize National School Lunch Week from October 15-19, 2018. The theme, “Lots 2 Love,” encourages students and school nutrition professionals across the country to share what they love most about school lunch programs.

National School Lunch Week will emphasize the healthy foods that are offered daily at Cambridge Public Schools. The week-long celebration will include lunch tray giveaways, cultural meals, and special guest servers throughout the cafeterias.

“Our staff work hard in the kitchen because they love feeding the students.” said Mellissa Honeywood, Director of Food & Nutrition Services. “National School Lunch Week helps us showcase just how much love we put into offering healthy delicious meals each school day.”

LunchlineThe menu for the week includes cultural meals like our new Jamaican Beef Patty, and an Bangladeshi-inspired favorite, Chicken Biryani. We will be featuring the Massachusetts Harvest of the Month, the pear, during the week, and encouraging students to try the featured pear item served that week.

The federally-funded National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides nutritionally balanced, healthy meals to students every day. The program, which has been serving the nation’s children for more than 70 years, requires school meals to meet federal nutrition standards like offering fruits and vegetables every day, serving whole grain-rich foods, and limiting fat, calories, and sodium.

The “Lots 2 Love” campaign is made possible by the nonprofit School Nutrition Association. Parents and students can follow the fun using the hashtags #NSLW18, #SchoolLunch, and #Lots2Love. For more information on National School Lunch Week, please click here.