ARLINGTON, Va.—This week, schools across the country will celebrate the benefits of healthy school meals during National School Lunch Week (NSLW), October 9-13, 2023. Through fun lunchtime events, special menus, cafeteria decorations, take-home activities and a playful video game-inspired theme, NSLW will educate students and families about how to “Level Up with School Lunch.” 

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) has been fueling student achievement in and out of the classroom for more than 75 years. Research shows children eat their healthiest meals at school, thanks to federal nutrition standards. School lunches must meet limits on calories, fat and sodium, and offer students a daily choice of fruits, vegetables, milk, whole grains and lean protein.   

The resources for #NSLW23’s “Level Up with School Lunch” campaign are made possible by the nonprofit School Nutrition Association and Kellanova Away From Home. The campaign includes student activity sheets and an infographic in both English and Spanish for parents on healthy school meals. Parents and students can follow the fun on social media using the hashtags #NSLW23 and #LevelUpWithSchoolLunch and find more information on SNA’s National School Lunch Week resources webpage.

Income-eligible families are encouraged to apply for free or reduced price school meals. To ensure all students have equal access to the many benefits of school meals, the nonprofit School Nutrition Association (SNA) is urging Congress to allow all schools to offer free school meals to all students as part of their education.  

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 .   

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