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Newton-Conover City Schools Celebrates National School Lunch Week

schoollunchTo recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day, Newton-Conover City Schools will recognize National School Lunch Week from October 12-16, 2015.

National School Lunch Week will emphasize the healthy foods that are offered daily at Newton-Conover City Schools. “School lunches are healthier than ever, with more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and less fat and sodium” said Jill Gobin Director of School Nutrition. “National School Lunch Week helps us educate parents and students about all the benefits of our lunch program, and the appealing choices we offer”.

The federally-funded National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides nutritionally balanced, healthy meals to student’s every day.  The program, which has been serving the nation’s children for over 60 years, requires school meals to meet federal nutrition standards like offering fruits and vegetables every day, serving whole-grain rich foods, and limiting fat, calories, and sodium.

School Lunch Week also coincides with National Take Your Child to Lunch Day on October 14, 2015.  Please join us for a delicious and nutritious lunch that day.

About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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