National School Lunch Week (NSLW) is Oct. 9-13 and this year’s theme is “Recipe for Success.” This is a week-long celebration acknowledging the National School Lunch Program. President John F. Kennedy created NSLW in 1962. The federally funded school lunch program requires school meals to meet federal nutrition standards like offering fruits and vegetables every day, serving whole grain-rich foods, and limiting fat, calories and sodium.
During NSLW and any school week, we’d like to encourage parents to support their students in eating school lunches. Each week try to review the school lunch menu with your student(s) and encourage him/her to try new foods including the fresh fruits and vegetables served at lunch. Gain a better insight in the meals served at PCM and a look behind the scenes in the kitchens by following pcmnutrition on Instagram.
A big thank you to the following PCM nutrition staff for their hard work to prepare & serve healthy school lunches every day.
Theresa Dowd, Sabina Flores Estrada, Robin Forst, Rose Gragg, Sherrie Mouw, Tom Mouw, RaeLynn Langebartels, Pam Pendroy, Linda Rossow, Kristie Teeple, Teresa Versendaal and Tracy Weyers
Kerri Roling, RD
Nutrition Director, PCM CSD