Broward County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services Celebrates National School Lunch Week
Updated: Oct 11, 2022
From Oct. 10-14, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Food and Nutrition Services will be celebrating National School Lunch Week (NSLW) in recognition of the 30 million meals served daily to school kids around the country, as part of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). This year’s theme, “Peace, Love & School Lunch” will feature a colorful, groovy theme and will include student activities and education that promote the importance of healthy eating all while highlighting the many reasons students love school lunch. Students are also invited to wear their favorite peace, love and groovy outfits throughout the week.
BCPS National School Lunch Week initiatives include:
Student poster contest (all grades) based on the “Peace, Love & School Lunch” theme. Artwork will be submitted by October 20 for judging and the grand prize winner will receive wireless air pods and charger. A winner for each grade level will also receive a prize.
Elementary and Middle School Coloring Contest. Students will be selected from their creative coloring of a template lunch poster. Artwork will be submitted by October 14 and one poster from each grade level will be selected to submit to district. One elementary and one middle school student will be randomly selected from submitted posters to receive AMC movie theater tickets.
High School Instagram Contest. Students can post a selfie on Instagram enjoying their lunch with a groovy theme and tag @BCPSFNS. A $25.00 gift card to Barnes & Noble along with headphones will be awarded to the top student with the most “likes” on their post.
Official proclamation declaring National School Lunch Week by the School Board of Broward County.
Proclamations to be received at city commission meetings around the county recognizing Broward County Schools Food and Nutrition Services program.
Dignitaries have been invited to have lunch at a school of their choice during NSLW.
NSLW will emphasize the healthy foods that are offered daily at Broward County Public Schools. School lunches are healthier than ever, with more fruits and vegetables, more whole grains, and less fat and sodium. Cafeterias have also expanded their vegan and vegetarian options beyond the everyday salad.
The federally funded NSLP provides nutritionally balanced, healthy meals to students every day. The program, which has been serving the nation's children for over 75 years, requires school meals to meet federal nutrition standards such as offering fruits and vegetables every day, serving whole-grain rich foods, and limiting fat, calories, and sodium.
“We are excited to embark on another successful National School Lunch Week,” said Zoe Crego, MS, RD, LD/N, program manager, nutrition education and training. “Through educational and fun-filled activities, we are looking forward to raising awareness of the important role that school nutrition programs play in student achievement.”
Breakfast and lunch menus can be viewed by school location online via Meal Viewer. Items are subject to change.
For more information about NSLW, visit www.schoolnutrition.org.