It’s time to celebrate! National School Lunch Week recognizes the importance of a nutritious school lunch in a child’s life and the role that school nutrition professionals play. During the week of October 11-15, share your celebration and show how your students and staff are embracing this year’s theme: WILD About School Lunch!

Photo of the School Nutrition Team at Newton County High, GA courtesy of Michael Barr, COO.

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) serves nearly 30 million children every school day. President John F. Kennedy created National School Lunch Week (NSLW) in 1962 to promote the importance of a healthy school lunch in a child’s life and the impact it has inside and outside of the classroom.

During this annual weeklong celebration, SNA members and students around the country will celebrate in their cafeterias, schools and districts with special menus, events, student activities and more.

Be sure share your NSLW menu items, activities and photos on social media posts with these hashtags: #NSLW21, #SchoolLunch, #WILDSchoolLunch.

Tag SNA on FacebookTwitter and Instagram—we can’t wait to see what you are planning and may share your content! Use the official

Bulletin board photo courtesy of Marcy Ward, Cafeteria Manager, Ed Franz Elementary School, TX.

#NSLW21 artwork sized for different social media channels.

You can also email your best photos and a short summary of your celebration to and you could be featured in School Nutrition magazine!

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