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1 Copyright 2014 School Nutrition Association. All rights reserved. {Insert your school or district name here} National School Lunch Week October 13-17, 2014

2 Copyright 2014 School Nutrition Association. All rights reserved. Agenda The facts about school meals National School Lunch Week “Get in the Game with School Lunch” How to get involved

3 Copyright 2014 School Nutrition Association. All rights reserved. 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!

4 Copyright 2014 School Nutrition Association. All rights reserved. The Facts Fresh fruits and veggies Whole grains Reduced/zero TransFats Salads/salad bars Lowfat dairy Baked items rather than fried Healthy cooking and prep techniques Fresh fruits and veggies Whole grains Reduced/zero TransFats Salads/salad bars Lowfat dairy Baked items rather than fried Healthy cooking and prep techniques Habersham County Schools, GA Shawnee Schools, OK School lunches include: *Swap out these tray images for your own if you’d like*

5 Copyright 2014 School Nutrition Association. All rights reserved. Standards for School Meals The USDA’s nutrition standards for schools meals have changed: Fruits and vegetables offered daily More whole grains Only fat-free or low-fat milk varieties Calories limited based on the age of children being served Reduced saturated fat, trans fats and sodium Anne Arundel County Schools, MD

6 Copyright 2014 School Nutrition Association. All rights reserved. The Facts USDA research indicates that children who participate in School Lunch have superior nutritional intakes compared to those who do not participate. Healthy eating at school correlates with higher test scores and less absenteeism* *Source: The Wellness Impact Report, 2013 The Benefits of School Lunch

7 Copyright 2014 School Nutrition Association. All rights reserved. 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

8 Copyright 2014 School Nutrition Association. All rights reserved. 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*

9 Copyright 2014 School Nutrition Association. All rights reserved. “Get in the Game” in 2014 The 2014 NSLW theme emphasizes the important connection between good nutrition and physical activity!

10 Copyright 2014 School Nutrition Association. All rights reserved. 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.*

11 Copyright 2014 School Nutrition Association. All rights reserved. Getting Involved Teachers and Administrators can: Visit the cafeteria during lunch Encourage the school nutrition director to make presentations about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle at PTA meetings and in the classroom Talk about “Get in the Game with School Lunch” during assembly Making cooking techniques or healthy eating topics part of the curriculum

12 Copyright 2014 School Nutrition Association. All rights reserved. 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

13 Copyright 2014 School Nutrition Association. All rights reserved. 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*

14 Copyright 2014 School Nutrition Association. All rights reserved. Thanks for Your Time! Copyright 2013 School Nutrition Association. All rights reserved. Learn about National School Lunch Week: Get the facts about school meals:


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