Celebrating National School Lunch Week in District 56 is all about the ingredients

Oct 09 Written by 

For District 56 Director of Child Nutrition Cindy Jacobs, the “Recipes for Success” theme of National School Lunch Week 2017 hits home for her and her staff.

National School Lunch Week 2017 (NSLW 17) is October 9-13.

Jacobs says that her “recipe for success” is all about the ingredients. Those ingredients are the teachers, staff, maintenance, principals, parents and students that make up District 56.

“We are trying to tell our story this week,” said Jacobs. “This is what has made us successful. All of those people are a part of our success.”

District 56 provides healthy meals every day with 2 to 3 entrees and they even offer a salad bar at Clinton High School. Jacobs’ staff currently feeds 85 percent of the students at Clinton High School.

For NSLW 17, District 56 is asking trivia questions about child nutrition and giving away gifts for correct answers.

“We are trying to bring excitement to what we are doing,” said Jacobs. “Kids can’t learn unless they get healthy meals.”

Jacobs will honor her staff of 36 at the end of the week with certificates thanking them for what they do for the students of District 56. “I have the best staff ever,” said Jacobs.

The National School Lunch Program has been serving the nation’s children for over 60 years and currently serves approximately 30 million student lunches each day.

The “Recipes for Success” campaign is made possible by the nonprofit School Nutrition Association.  Parents and students can follow the fun using the hashtag #NSLW17. For more information on National School Lunch Week visit https://schoolnutrition.org/nslw/ online or contact your local school cafeteria.  

Last modified on Monday, 09 October 2017 23:43