October 14-18: National School Lunch Week

National School Lunch Week is October 14th through the 18th!

National School Lunch Week is October 14th through the 18th!

It’s National School Lunch Week! DBFE is celebrating this nation-wide cause, in an effort to promote the success of our students in school by eating healthy meals and encouraging physical activity.

The U.S. is fortunate to have a
federally funded National School Lunch Program that serves more than 29.6 million students daily. For some, this lunch is the most nutritious meal of the day.

Lunch varies by region. Here is a sample of the Southeast's lunch menu items.

Lunch varies by region. Here is a sample of the Southeast’s lunch menu items.

FUN FACTS:

  • M-DCPS Department of Food and Nutrition served more than 189,000 lunches to students each day.
  • The Department of Food and Nutrition served locally-grown produce from Homestead and the state of Florida to all Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Items include: corn, green beans, tomatoes, collard greens, and star fruits.
  • The Department of Food and Nutrition works with local celebrity chefs partnering to create new and exciting menu items.
  • Research has shown a link between school lunches and improved scores in standardized tests.
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