Contact: Diane Pratt-Heavner, media@schoolnutrition.org, 703-576-7526

ARLINGTON, Va. – Schools nationwide are raising awareness of the benefits of healthy school meals during National School Lunch Week, October 10-14, 2022. With the creative “Peace, Love & School Lunch” campaign theme, special activities, menus and decorations, the celebration is educating students and families about how school lunches support student success both in and out of the classroom.

Research shows children are getting their healthiest meals at school. School lunches meet federal nutrition standards and school nutrition staff encourage students to enjoy the fruits, vegetables, milk and healthy entrees offered each day.

The federally funded National School Lunch Program (NSLP) has been fueling students for success for 75 years. During the pandemic, federal waivers permitted all schools to offer free meals to all students without an application. Since these waivers have expired, schools have had to return to charging students for meals if they are not eligible and enrolled in the Free and Reduced-Price meal program. Given the many benefits of school meals, the nonprofit School Nutrition Association (SNA) is urging Congress to offer free school meals to all students as part of their education.

The “Peace, Love & School Lunch” campaign is made possible by the nonprofit School Nutrition Association and Kellogg’s. The campaign includes activity sheets and coloring pages for students and an infographic for parents on healthy school meals. Parents and students can follow the fun on social media using the hashtags #NSLW22, #PeaceLoveSchoolLunch and #SchoolLunch. Click here for more information on National School Lunch Week.

About School Nutrition Association:
The School Nutrition Association (SNA) is a national, non-profit professional organization representing 50,000 school nutrition professionals across the country. Founded in 1946, SNA and its members are dedicated to making healthy school meals and nutrition education available to all students. For more information on school meals, visit www.SchoolNutrition.org/SchoolMeals .

About Kellogg’s:
The Away From Home division of the Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) is dedicated to helping non-commercial and commercial foodservice operators stay ahead of consumer cravings. We have long been committed to nurturing our communities and the planet. In doing so, we are also helping protect the long-term availability of the ingredients we use in our foods and the livelihoods of the people who grow them. For more information about Kellogg’s Away From Home and our portfolio of products, please visit www.KelloggsAwayFromHome.com.

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