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National School Lunch Week 2018
October 20, 2018
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THE HEART OF EVERY SCHOOL BEATS IN ITS CAFETERIA
School lunch plays a critical role in the education of children. Since its inception in 1946, the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) has made a positive difference in the academic success of countless students. More than 95 percent of schools participate in the NSLP, serving more than 31 million children healthy and balanced meals daily that meet established dietary guidelines — that’s 5 billion meals a year!
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy created National School Lunch Week (NSLW). NSLW celebrates the benefits of the National School Lunch Program (the largest federal child nutrition program) and puts school lunch into the spotlight. During this annual celebration, students, Lintons staff, and nutritional professionals celebrate in their cafeterias with decorations, special menus, events, and more. 
This year’s theme, School Lunch: Lots 2 Love, was designed to encourage students and school nutrition professionals to connect and share what they love about school lunch and provided an opportunity to highlight the importance of school lunch with a fun theme. School lunches are healthier than ever, and the celebration of NSLW helps us educate students and parents about all the benefits of our lunch program and the appealing choices we offer. 
Although NSLW 2018 has passed, we can continue to support and promote our school lunch program by spreading the word about the importance of school lunch, as well as the immediate and long-term benefits of healthy food choices.

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