To recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day, Round Rock ISD schools will recognize National School Lunch Week from October 10-14, 2016. The theme, “Show Your Spirit” is about getting parents, students and school officials to show their spirit for school lunch.

National School Lunch Week, started by President Kennedy, will emphasize the healthy foods that are offered daily at Round Rock ISD schools. Taste it Tuesday features Sweet Potato Tots at the elementary schools. In addition, elementary students who have a sticker on the bottom of their tray will win a prize. The secondary campuses will be sampling Caribbean Sandwiches.

“School lunches are healthier than ever, with more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and less fat and sodium” said Kelly Grones, Round Rock ISD food services director. “National School Lunch Week helps us educate parents and students about all the benefits of our lunch program, and the appealing choices we offer.”

The federally-funded National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides nutritionally balanced, healthy meals to students during the school week. The program, which has been serving the nation’s children for over 60 years, requires school meals to meet federal nutrition standards which includes offering fruits and vegetables every day, serving whole-grain rich foods, and limiting fat, calories, and sodium.

The “Show Your Spirit” campaign is made possible by the nonprofit School Nutrition Association. Parents and students can follow the fun via the hashtag #NSLW16. For more information about National School Lunch Week, visit the Round Rock ISD Food Services website.