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CPMS STORY: Celebrating National School Lunch Week

CPMS STORY: Celebrating National School Lunch Week
Posted on 11/02/2017
CPMS lunch lady preps in the kitchen.

By Tristan Hernandez and Cecilia Burke,
Cedar Park Middle School 8th-graders

CPMS lunch ladyEvery year, schools across the United States celebrate National School Lunch Week, an annual salute that began in 1962. In 2011, a new feature was added to the traditional National School Lunch Week to encourage farm-to-table cafeteria eating.

The School Nutrition Association, National Education Association and state departments of agriculture support and celebrate National School Lunch Week. Both the SNA and the NEA offer resources, games and quizzes about National School Lunch Week on their websites. In Texas, the commissioner of agriculture sponsors an art contest with a National School Lunch Week theme. The theme for 2017 is “You are What You Eat.”

School districts in the state of Texas celebrate the week by saluting their nutrition staff and celebrating with posters and recognitions.

At Cedar Park Middle School, the National Junior Honor Society gave a basket of sweets for the nutritional staff and made posters to hang in the cafeteria.

Posters to celebrate National School Lunch Week