“Recipes for Success” during #NSLW17
Clinton, MS – October 1, 2017 – To recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day, Clinton Public School District (CPSD) will recognize National School Lunch Week (NSLW) from October 11-13, 2017 – the week of Fall break. The theme, “Recipes for Success” showcases the healthy and delicious recipes that CPSD has incorporated into its menus – recipes that students give a “thumbs up” to.
NSLW emphasizes how school lunches have evolved over the decades to be more wholesome and tasty. Christell Hicks, CPSD Child Nutrition Director says, “School lunches are healthier than ever, with more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and less fat and sodium.” She adds, “We invite CPSD parents to come to one of our schools and taste our ‘secret to success’. You’ll experience firsthand what keeps our students coming back to the cafeteria to enjoy more of the delicious and nutritious meals that are served throughout the District every day.”
NSLW is an exciting event which involves fun contests, prize giveaways, and decorations. What’s more is that students will be offered appealing menu choices. Keba Laird, CPSD Child Nutrition Supervisor says, “We are excited to highlight one of our specialty pizza recipes that we tested with students, parents, and staff during our 2017 Summer Recipe Taste Test event. It’s our signature creation called ‘sweet heat pizza’, and it won over the taste buds of everyone who sampled it.” Laird adds, “The crust is whole grain, the cheese is low-fat, the sauce is tangy, and the taste is incredible.” Additionally, Laird states that breakfast will be served at lunch during NSLW – a meal favorite that student and adult customers look forward to.
The federally-funded National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides nutritionally balanced, healthy meals to students every day. The program, which has been serving the nation’s children for over 60 years, requires school meals to meet federal nutrition standards like offering fruits and vegetables every day, serving whole grain-rich foods, and limiting fat, calories, and sodium.
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 the school meals program, visit www.clintonpublicschools.com and click “school meals” and https://schoolnutrition.org/nslw/.