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Louisiana Schools Celebrate National School Lunch Week


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“WILD About School Lunch” Campaign highlights #NSLW21

National School Lunch Week 2021

To recognize the National School Lunch Program, serving nearly 30 million children each day, Louisiana schools will celebrate National School Lunch Week from October 11-15, 2021. The fun and creative campaign theme, "WILD About School Lunch" highlights the importance of a healthy school lunch to a student’s success both in and out of the classroom.

Recent research shows children are getting their healthiest meals at school. National School Lunch Week will highlight the nutritious foods available daily at Louisiana schools. "School lunches offer students fruits and vegetables, whole grains and milk, and meet federal nutrition standards limiting fat, calories and sodium," said John Dupre, State Director of Child Nutrition Programs for the Louisiana Department of Education. "Due to pandemic waivers, school meals are free for all students this school year, so it’s a great time to give school lunch a try. National School Lunch Week helps us educate parents and students about all the wonderful benefits of the lunch program."

The federally-funded National School Lunch Program (NSLP) has been fueling students for success for 75 years. Parents and students can follow the fun using the hashtags #NSLW21, #WILDSchoolLunch and #SchoolLunch. For more information on National School Lunch Week, visit the School Nutrition Association website.