School Lunch Hero Day
When we say school nutrition professionals are heroes, we mean it! That’s why we celebrate them every spring with the annual School Lunch Hero Day. Join schools across the country that are recognizing the difference these team members make for every child who comes through their cafeteria.
Watch the author of the “Lunch Lady” book series, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, on Good Morning America sharing more about this day of celebration.
School Lunch Hero Day will be celebrated on May 5, 2023.
Learn Where It All Started
In 2013, SNA partnered with author Jarrett J. Krosoczka, of the “Lunch Lady” book series, to remind everyone that school nutrition employees are superheroes that deserve some recognition. Check out Jarrett Krosoczka’s Ted Talk about School Lunch Hero Day!
Make Your School Lunch Hero Day Special
Planning a great School Lunch Hero Day has never been easier. Check out all the stellar resources you can use to make this a celebration worthy of heroes.
Attention, parents! To learn more about school meals, visit our About School Meals pages. You can find answers to FAQs, hot topics and more.
Official Logos & Artwork
Get the official SNA School Lunch Hero logo and other artwork you can use to promote your celebration.
Marketing & PR Resources
Check out SNA-developed marketing tools, including an official proclamation and customizable press release.
Social Media Resources
Don’t forget to use social media to promote your celebration! Explore our new #SLHD23 Promotional Toolkit. This toolkit has sample social media posts, images and more to help you easily promote your party.
Fun Student Activities
Have students join the party with fun printable activities such as coloring pages, greeting cards and more!
Throw a Party For Your Heroes
Discover ways to celebrate your hero by throwing them the perfect party. We’ve gathered some tips to help make the day even more special.
Get Cool Lunch Hero Merch
Every superhero deserves swag! Check out our line of official merchandise honoring heroic school nutrition professionals.
In celebration of School Lunch Hero Day (Friday, May 5), the national, non-profit School Nutrition Association (SNA) recognizes the widespread efforts of school nutrition professionals across the country who ensure students have access to healthy meals. In addition, SNA’s annual regional and national awards spotlight the exceptional work of school nutrition employees, managers and directors.