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National School Lunch Week
October 13-17, 2014
{Insert your school or district name here}
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Agenda
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The facts about school meals
National School Lunch Week
“Get in the Game with School Lunch”
How to get involved
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School Lunch: The Basics
National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
• 32 million children served daily
• 95% of schools participate in NSLP
Our district’s Lunch Program
• *Enter custom information here*
• Include a photo of a complete lunch tray – with
fruits, veggies, and milk!
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The Facts
*Swap out these tray images for
your own if you’d like*
Fresh fruits and veggies
Whole grains
Reduced/zero TransFats
Salads/salad bars
Lowfat dairy
Baked items rather than fried
Healthy cooking and prep
techniques
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Shawnee Schools, OK
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Habersham County Schools, GA
School lunches include:
Standards for School Meals
The USDA’s nutrition standards
for schools meals have
changed:
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Fruits and vegetables offered
daily
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More whole grains
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Only fat-free or low-fat milk
varieties
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Calories limited based on the
age of children being served
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Reduced saturated fat, trans
fats and sodium
Anne Arundel County Schools, MD
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The Facts
The Benefits of School Lunch
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USDA research indicates that children who participate
in School Lunch have superior nutritional intakes
compared to those who do not participate.
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Healthy eating at school correlates with higher test
scores and less absenteeism*
*Source: The Wellness Impact Report, 2013
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What is National School
Lunch Week?
• Annual celebration of the National School Lunch Program
(NSLP), using a fun theme
• Established by President John F. Kennedy in 1962
• It provides the opportunity to highlight the important,
positive role of school lunch nationwide
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What is National School
Lunch Week?
*On this slide, add photos from your
past NSLW celebrations to give your
audience an idea of a typical
promotion*
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“Get in the Game” in 2014
The 2014 NSLW theme emphasizes the important
connection between good nutrition and physical activity!
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What’s New on Our Menu
• *Add example of new recipes and items you are
serving here.*
• *Draw attention to your healthy recipes and/or
foods that provide energy for sports and
activites.*
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Getting Involved
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Teachers and Administrators can:
Visit the cafeteria during lunch
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Encourage the school nutrition director to make
presentations about the benefits of a healthy
lifestyle at PTA meetings and in the classroom
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Talk about “Get in the Game with School Lunch”
during assembly
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Making cooking techniques or healthy eating
topics part of the curriculum
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Getting Involved
Parents can:
• Parents and school nutrition professionals share the
same goals:
Well-balanced nutritious meals for their kids
Creating healthy eating habits for life
• Visit the cafeteria and have lunch with your child
• Encourage healthy eating and active lifestyles at home
for you and your kids (actions speak louder than
words!)
• Create a “Get in the Game” night at PTO or PTAs
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How We are Celebrating
*Add details here about how you will recognize NSLW
in your district, and how you will celebrate using the
“Get in the Game with School Lunch” theme*
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Thanks for Your Time!
Learn about National School Lunch Week:
www.schoolnutrition.org/nslw
Get the facts about school meals:
www.traytalk.org
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