The Cherokee County School District is celebrating National School Lunch Week next week with special entrees!
The National School Lunch Program serves 30 million children every day, and this year’s celebration theme, “Lots 2 Love,” encourages students and school nutrition professionals to share what they love most about school lunch.
CCSD’s School Nutrition Program has planned a menu of healthy and fun choices like “breakfast for lunch” on Tuesday. Schools districtwide on Tuesday will offer scrambled eggs, sausage and a biscuit served with hot cinnamon peaches and fresh fruit. Cafeterias across CCSD will celebrate National Pasta Day on Wednesday with homemade pasta and marinara sauce.
“School lunches are healthier than ever, with more locally grown fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and less fat and sodium,” CCSD School Nutrition Director Tina Farmer said. “National School Lunch Week helps us educate parents and students about all the benefits of our lunch program, and the appealing choices we offer.”
Cafeterias throughout CCSD offer lunch choices including fresh entrée salads, homemade potato salad, cucumber tomato salad and broccoli salad, as well as fresh fruit options, many of which are locally or Georgia grown.
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 daily, 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. To learn more, follow the hashtags #NSLW18, #SchoolLunch, and #Lots2Love.