May 1 is School Lunch Hero Day | Video: Super Lunch Lady
Video made by a student at Valencia Valley Elementary (NSD) featuring his School Lunch Hero, Karen Nosala of the Santa Clarita Valley School Food Services Agency.
May 1 is School Lunch Hero Day
From preparing healthy food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, SCV School Food Service Agency nutrition professionals have a lot on their plate. To celebrate their hard work and commitment, our schools will celebrate School Lunch Hero Day on May 1. This day, celebrated annually since 2013, was designated by The School Nutrition Association and Jarrett Krosoczka, author of the “Lunch Lady” graphic novel series. School Lunch Hero Day provides an opportunity for parents, students, school staff and communities to thank those who provide healthy meals to 30 million of America’s students each school day.
All across the school district, school nutrition professionals will be honored with thanks, cards, and recognition from students, school staff, parents, and the community.
“School nutrition employees must balance many roles and follow numerous federal, state and local regulations to ensure safe and healthy meals are available in schools. School Lunch Hero Day provides the opportunity for the community to thank these hardworking heroes” said Jane Crawford, Director, Nutrition Services. Federal nutrition standards ensure that school cafeterias always offer low-fat or fat-free milk, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein. School meals also meet limits on calories, sodium and unhealthy fats.
The importance and nutritional value of school meals are well documented. For many children, school lunch is the most important and nutrient-rich meal of their day. SCVSFSA serves over 11,000 lunches daily to students in Santa Clarita.
Get the details about School Lunch Hero Day at www.schoollunchheroday.com. To learn more about the local school nutrition program for visit www.scvschoolnutrition.org
SCVSFSA is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students’ health, well-being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits as an important life skill. SCVSFSA serves over 11,500 lunches & 4,000 breakfasts daily at 38 school sites.
The School Nutrition Association (SNA) is a national, non-profit professional organization representing 55,000+ 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. To find out more about today’s school meals, visit www.schoolnutrition.org/SchoolMeals.(c)2015 NSD | SCVTV