Annual event highlights healthy eating habits, school nutrition professionals
AUSTIN — Citing the importance of a healthy diet and the need to reverse the obesity trend, the Texas Department of Agriculture encourages parents and students to celebrate National School Lunch Week, Oct. 15-19.
This year’s National School Lunch Week theme, “School Lunch – What’s Cooking?” is designed to help students understand the benefits of a well-balanced diet, including fruits, vegetables, proteins, grains and dairy. The week also highlights the work of school nutrition professionals who offer well-balanced meals to Texas children throughout the school year.
Serving more than 31 million children every school day, the federally-funded National School Lunch Program provides nutritionally balanced, healthy meals. National School Lunch Week was established in 1963 by presidential proclamation. For more information about National School Lunch Week, visit SquareMeals.org/NSLW.
The Texas Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Division is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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