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    Celebrate National School Lunch Week!

    USDA celebrates National School Lunch Week, a celebration of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), October 10th-14th, 2022. This year’s theme is “peace, love, and school lunch,” a fun 70’s theme that will make your school cafeteria a little groovier this week.   


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    The National School Lunch Program was created in 1962 under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to bring awareness to the importance of nutrition in schools, as proper nutrition is essential to allowing schoolchildren to thrive inside and outside of the classroom. NSLP is a federally assisted meal program administered through FNS that provides schoolchildren with low-cost or free lunches that are nutritionally balanced.  NSLP services nearly 30 million children every single school day.


    The Federal Research and Action Center (FRAC) wants you to join them in the following activities to celebrate the week…


    1.   Monday, October 10th: Shout-out a School Lunch Champion

    Is there a school nutrition director in your community making a difference? Celebrate these champions by tagging them on Twitter and sharing how they go above and beyond to increase the reach of school lunch. Don’t forget to tag @FRACTweets as well so that your message can be amplified!  

    2.   Tuesday, October 11th: Raise Your Hand for Healthy School Meals for All

    Show your support for Healthy School Meals for All today! Take a picture of you raising your hand for #SchoolMealsForAll and tag your Members of Congress. Be sure to tag @fractweets so that your message can be retweeted.

    3.   Wednesday, October 12th: Support Child Nutrition Provisions in Child Nutrition Reauthorization

    Join FRAC in telling Congress to speak out in support of the “Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act” which would expand the Community Eligibility Provision, making a significant step in the direction of #SchoolMeals4All  

    4.   Thursday, October 13th: Share Your Story: What Has Free School Meals for All Meant for You?

    FRAC is working hard to achieve Healthy School Meals for All throughout the country. Use this form below to share how free school meals in the 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 school year helped your family or the families you work with. If your school no longer offers free meals to all students, please share how it is impacting you.  

    5.  Friday, October 14th: Join a School Lunch Twitter Chat

    Join FRAC and MomsRising for a Twitter chat at 1 p.m. Eastern Time on the importance of school lunch and opportunities for increasing participation.  


    You can join in on the celebration on social media by using #NSLW22 and #peaceloveandschoollunch.

    Learn More About National School Lunch Program