To 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 10-14, 2016.
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 Tara Kelley, Newton-Conover City Schools 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.