Musical Menus to Get Your School Grooving!


A creative idea to engage students and staff is to make an official #SchoolLunchPlaylist with students’ top choice menu items. Ask the students what their favorite meals are before National School Lunch Week 2019 (NSLW), so that everyone’s on beat as you launch the playlists for the weeklong celebrations.

nslw2019-toolkit-cover To create a stellar lunch playlist, ask students to record their favorite lunch hitmakers. Come NSLW, give these  hitmakers striking titles such as “Pitch-Perfect Pizza” or “Buffalo Beats Chicken.” Take your engagement an octave higher by partnering with the music department to create a school lunch song and perform it during lunch. (Your hitmaker titles could even become part of the school lunch song!) Students could also use fun activity sheets--provided in both English and Spanish—to decorate cafeteria walls with their works of “playlist” art! Be sure to capture all of this in photos and video to post on social media platforms, and to keep the momentum going outside of the cafeteria!

To help spread the importance of NSLW, download SNA’s newly updated predesigned PowerPoint presentations and share this year’s NSLW theme with your school staff and community stakeholders.

nslw2019-emporium.jpg Lastly, show some “playlist spirit” with NSLW merchandise available in the SNA Emporium. Items such as erasers, pencils, bookmark rulers and stickers can be purchased as fun concert merchandise.   Shop online or call 1-800-728-0728between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday. Or fax your order form to 443-964-8206.

Whether it’s your prelude or overture, choose one of the above hit singles to discover which ones have the right rhythm for you! For even more ideas, be sure to check out SNA’s NSLW 2019 Toolkit!

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