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National School Lunch Week 2020 - Louisiana Style
To recognize the National School Lunch Program, Louisiana schools will celebrate National School Lunch Week from October 12-16, 2020. The theme, "Now Playing: School Lunch!" puts the spotlight on the importance of a healthy school lunch in a child’s life.
National School Lunch Week will highlight the nutritious foods available daily at Louisiana schools. School lunches offer students healthy protein sources, fruits and vegetables, whole grains and milk, and meet federal nutrition standards limiting fat, calories and sodium. Throughout the pandemic and numerous natural disasters - Louisiana school nutrition professionals have been resilient, dedicated and creative while always putting the nutritional needs of the kids first.
John Dupre, State Director of Child Nutrition Programs for the Louisiana Department of Education
School meals can be safely served to students whether they are dining in the cafeteria, the classroom, or picking up their meals to eat at home. National School Lunch Week can be celebrated wherever the kids and the meals are!
This year’s movie-based theme was developed before the coronavirus pandemic caused everything to go topsy-turvy. Hollywood, like schools, shut down, but the entertainment industry—just like school nutrition—was innovative and flexible. Both professions found creative ways to keep making their respective brands of magic, reaching kids and adults alike who were stuck at home. This fall, as many schools are reopening with varying approaches, so are movie studios and theaters. And while pandemic-prompted changes to meal service are sure to complicate the coordination of a weeklong NSLW celebration for many cafeteria teams, they also present truly exciting opportunities to apply a fresh inventiveness to your marketing efforts. Check out the National School Lunch Week 2020 Toolkit from the School Nutrition Association for ideas on how to put a spotlight on your program!
The federally-funded National School Lunch Program (NSLP) has been fueling students for success for more than 70 years. The "Now Playing School Lunch" campaign is made possible by the nonprofit School Nutrition Association. Parents and students can follow the fun using the hashtags #NSLW2020, #NowPlayingSchoolLunch and #SchoolLunch.