NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH WEEK October 12-16
National School Lunch Week celebrates the nutritious meals that students enjoy at school. Research has shown that students who have healthy meals at school perform better academically and behave better in the classroom. Here in Oregon, 49 percent of students rely on free or reduced-price school meals.
School meals are only possible thanks to the hardworking food service workers in school kitchens and cafeterias. These dedicated individuals go above and beyond every day to make and serve thousands of tasty meals to fuel students' learning and growth all year long. They have stepped up during the pandemic to ensure students continue to have access to nutritious meals. Please give the food service workers at your school extra gratitude this week to thank them for all they do!