From the Department of Public Instruction
The National School Lunch Program plays an important role in helping to ensure that every child in the nation starts school ready to learn. The program is a national commitment to the promotion of our children’s health and well-being, allowing children to concentrate on graduating with the skills and knowledge they need to be college and career ready.
What is the National School Lunch Program?
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in more than 94,000 public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. Established under the National School Lunch Act (1946), it provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to more than 30 million children each school day.
How to get involved?
Share your stories during the week to show us what makes your school lunch program specials! Use National School Lunch Week 2017 Toolkit for engagement resources. Be sure to use the #NSLW17 in your social media posts and tag the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction on Facebook and Twitter.
Find out more about National School Lunch Week:
Created in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy, National School Lunch Week celebrates the benefits of the National School Lunch Program (the largest federal child nutrition program). This year, National School Lunch Week is October 12-16, and this year’s theme is “School Lunch Snapshot.” It’s about sharing the best, real images of today’s school lunch.