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October 10th through October 14th is National School Lunch Week. I say celebrate by thanking a lunch lady. They are on the front lines in the fight against childhood hunger and their work improves classroom performance.
National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day on Wednesday October 12th. This week go to school with your child(ren) and have lunch together. There are some online resources (http://myhealthyschool.com/) available for planning your visit. Eating school lunch with your child is the best way for you to know what is going on in the cafeteria. It will give you a chance to see what is working and what isn’t. The food might not be the biggest challenge as parents have told me that the most troubling thing about school lunch at their schools is the lack of time. That’s why being a journalist in your child’s school cafeteria is the best way to collect information. This week is dedicated to celebrating the school lunch program and it is the perfect time for you to visit the cafeteria. And you don’t have to sneaky about it like I was!