Plan a Spring Celebration with the SN Promotion Calendar


As the song goes, “Let’s celebrate and have a good time!” Lunchtime is already students’ favorite part of the day, but it can be made even better when you put together a special event, even when you do it on a budget! There’s plenty of time—and holidays—left to celebrate in March, but if you’re looking to the months ahead, take a look at what’s going on in April and May, using the Promotion Calendar from School Nutrition magazine.

March 2021

The celebrations were fabulous for Dr. Seuss’ Birthday on March 2, but there are plenty of month-long observances and holidays prime for cafeteria (or curbside) festivities later in the month, including:

  • Irish-American Heritage Month
  • National Noodle Month
  • Women’s History Month
  • Pi Day (March 14)
  • National Spinach Day (March 26)

Of course, you don’t want to miss National School Breakfast Week (#NSBW21), which begins on March 8!

April 2021

Looking toward next month, the April Promotion Calendar (brought to you with the support of Rich’s Foodservice) is rife with the potential for school lunch parties. Even something as simple as serving up a new variety of burritos for National Burrito Day (April 2) can get kids even more amped up for school lunch. Other observances to consider include: 

  • Arab-American Heritage Month
  • National Grilled Cheese Month
  • National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day (April 2)
  • National Pecan Day (April 14)
  • Shakespeare’s Birthday (April 23)

May 2021

Ready to start wrapping up the 2020-2021 school year with revelry? Make your calendar for these merriment-worthy celebrations: 

  • Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
  • National Barbecue Month
  • National Egg Month
  • Children’s Book Week (May 3-9) 
  • Star Wars Day (May 4)

Plus, May is host to  School Lunch Hero Day (May 7)—and it’s never too early to get excited for that! Learn more about SLHD, and check out the entire Promotion Calendar to plan your celebration today.

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