100th Anniversary of Children’s Book Week (Apr. 29-May 5)


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The 100th anniversary of this national literacy initiative is a great opportunity to work with school staff and the community to promote smart book choices while enjoying healthy school meals. This year’s special theme, “Read Now * Read Forever” is a reminder that children’s books have a past, present and, most importantly, a future. Here are some ideas:

  • The school librarian could lend you several of the popular books in the library to feature in the cafeteria and during the lunch period you can encourage students to pick up a book and read together with friends.
  • Teachers might be able to tell you who are some of the top literary characters, which you can use to create creative menu options.
  • Invite local authors, firefighters, police officers and other notable hometown figures to come and read excerpts from their favorite books to the students.

SNA Promotion Calendar

To learn more about the meaning of the week, participating events and fun things you can do with students at your school, visit www.bookweekonline.com.

For more notable people, celebrations and ideas for your school nutrition operations, visit schoolnutrition.org/PromoCalendar.


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