National School Lunch Week
October 14-18, 2013
Wills Point ISD
Copyright 2013 School Nutrition Association. All rights re...
Agenda
• The facts about school meals
• National School Lunch Week
• “School Lunch Across the USA”
• How to get involved
...
School Lunch
National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
•31 million children served daily
•95% of schools participate in NSLP
Ou...
The Facts
School lunches always include:
Milk – Lowfat or fat free
Vegetables – From jicama to fresh carrots
Fruit – Every...
The Facts
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Fresh fruits and veggies
Whole grains
Reduced/zero TransFats
Salads/salad bars
Lowfat dairy
Baked...
The Facts
School meals help students to do better in school!
•Research has shown that students who eat school meals
perfo...
The Facts
What about the childhood obesity crisis?
•There is no evidence that either the school breakfast or
lunch program...
New Standards for
School Meals
The USDA’s nutrition standards for schools meals
have changed:
Students are offered both f...
What is National School
Lunch Week?
• Annual celebration of the National School Lunch Program
(NSLP), using a fun theme
• ...
What is National School
Lunch Week?
Copyright 2013 School Nutrition Association. All rights reserved. www.schoolnutrition...
“Across the USA” in 2013
The 2013 NSLW theme, “School Lunch Across the USA”,
The 2013 NSLW theme, “School Lunch Across the...
What’s New on Our Menu
Copyright 2013 School Nutrition Association. All rights reserved. www.schoolnutrition.org
What’s New on Our Menu
Copyright 2013 School Nutrition Association. All rights reserved. www.schoolnutrition.org
Getting Involved
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Teachers and Administrators can:
Visit the cafeteria during lunch
•
Encourage the school nutrition d...
Getting Involved
Parents can:
• Parents and school nutrition professionals share the
same goals:
Well-balanced nutritious...
Thanks for Your Time!
Learn about National School Lunch Week:
www.schoolnutrition.org/nslw
Get the facts about school meal...
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National School Lunch Program Week - Wills Point ISD

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  • 1. National School Lunch Week October 14-18, 2013 Wills Point ISD Copyright 2013 School Nutrition Association. All rights reserved. www.schoolnutrition.org
  • 2. Agenda • The facts about school meals • National School Lunch Week • “School Lunch Across the USA” • How to get involved Copyright 2013 School Nutrition Association. All rights reserved. www.schoolnutrition.org
  • 3. School Lunch National School Lunch Program (NSLP) •31 million children served daily •95% of schools participate in NSLP Our district’s Lunch Program •Over 1700 students are served through the Wills Point ISD Free/Reduced School Lunch Program •69% of students participate in NSLP •4783 lunches served in September Copyright 2013 School Nutrition Association. All rights reserved. www.schoolnutrition.org
  • 4. The Facts School lunches always include: Milk – Lowfat or fat free Vegetables – From jicama to fresh carrots Fruit – Everything from kiwi to fresh apple slices Grains – Whole grains in bread, pasta, and pizza crust Protein – lean meats and beans Copyright 2013 School Nutrition Association. All rights reserved. www.schoolnutrition.org
  • 5. The Facts • • • • • • • Fresh fruits and veggies Whole grains Reduced/zero TransFats Salads/salad bars Lowfat dairy Baked items rather than fried Healthy cooking and prep techniques Copyright 2013 School Nutrition Association. All rights reserved. www.schoolnutrition.org
  • 6. The Facts School meals help students to do better in school! •Research has shown that students who eat school meals perform their best academically. •Healthy eating correlates with less trips to the school nurse and less absenteeism. •Providing nutritious school breakfast on testing days – and every school day - leads to improved test scores. *Source: Classroom Breakfast Scores High in Maryland, Maryland Meals for Achievement. October 2001 Copyright 2013 School Nutrition Association. All rights reserved. www.schoolnutrition.org
  • 7. The Facts What about the childhood obesity crisis? •There is no evidence that either the school breakfast or lunch program is contributing to rising rates of childhood obesity. •Children who eat school lunch are more likely to consume milk, fruit & veggies and less likely to consume desserts and snack items than children who do not. * •Students are less likely to gain weight during the school year when in school than during the summer when school is out. *Source: Journal of the American Dietetic Association, February 2009 Copyright 2013 School Nutrition Association. All rights reserved. www.schoolnutrition.org
  • 8. New Standards for School Meals The USDA’s nutrition standards for schools meals have changed: Students are offered both fruits and vegetables daily •Increased offering of whole grains •Only fat-free or low-fat milk varieties •Calories limited based on the age of children being served •Reduced saturated fat, trans fats and sodium • Copyright 2013 School Nutrition Association. All rights reserved. www.schoolnutrition.org
  • 9. What is National School Lunch Week? • Annual celebration of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), using a fun theme • Established by President John F. Kennedy in 1962 • It provides the opportunity to highlight the important, positive role of school lunch nationwide Copyright 2013 School Nutrition Association. All rights reserved. www.schoolnutrition.org
  • 10. What is National School Lunch Week? Copyright 2013 School Nutrition Association. All rights reserved. www.schoolnutrition.org
  • 11. “Across the USA” in 2013 The 2013 NSLW theme, “School Lunch Across the USA”, The 2013 NSLW theme, “School Lunch Across the USA”, celebrates the regional culture and dishes from across the celebrates the regional culture and dishes from across the country country Copyright 2013 School Nutrition Association. All rights reserved. www.schoolnutrition.org
  • 12. What’s New on Our Menu Copyright 2013 School Nutrition Association. All rights reserved. www.schoolnutrition.org
  • 13. What’s New on Our Menu Copyright 2013 School Nutrition Association. All rights reserved. www.schoolnutrition.org
  • 14. Getting Involved • Teachers and Administrators can: Visit the cafeteria during lunch • Encourage the school nutrition director to make presentations about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle at PTA meetings and in the classroom • Talk about “School Lunch Across the USA” during assembly • Making cooking techniques or healthy eating topics part of the curriculum Copyright 2013 School Nutrition Association. All rights reserved. www.schoolnutrition.org
  • 15. Getting Involved Parents can: • Parents and school nutrition professionals share the same goals: Well-balanced nutritious meals for their kids Creating healthy eating habits for life • Visit the cafeteria and have lunch with your child • Encourage healthy eating and lifestyles at home for you and your kids (actions speak louder than words!) • Create a “Across the USA” night at PTO or PTAs Copyright 2013 School Nutrition Association. All rights reserved. www.schoolnutrition.org
  • 16. Thanks for Your Time! Learn about National School Lunch Week: www.schoolnutrition.org/nslw Get the facts about school meals: www.traytalk.org Take Your Parents to Lunch Day: www.myhealthyschool.com Copyright 2013 School Nutrition Association. All rights reserved. www.schoolnutrition.org

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