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Thank Your School Lunch Hero on May 2nd!

Posted on 04/11/2014

School nutrition staff strive to make lunchtime the favorite part of every student’s day.  From their friendly greetings in the cafeteria and the love they dish out with each healthy meal to the ways they encourage kids to eat more fruits and vegetables, school nutrition professionals are truly heroes.

On Friday, May 2nd, School Lunch Hero Day will give students and parents an opportunity to show their appreciation for the women and men working in their school cafeterias.

School Lunch Hero Day is a nationwide celebration hosted by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author and illustrator of the popular LUNCH LADY graphic novel series, the School Nutrition Association and Random House Children’s Books.  The event encourages students to honor their school lunch heroes with cards, bouquets and special recognition for their kind service.  Creative ideas and free downloads are available at  Join the action on Facebook too with book giveaways, contests and inspirations from School Lunch Hero Day celebrations across the country.

School lunch heroes can be found in every community.  At Mead High School in Washington, Mary Brown’s soft voice, kind words and wonderful smile make every student feel special.  Her manager reports that Mary is just as thoughtful in her food preparation.  “She is always very careful with the set up of her line, making sure it looks appetizing and eye-catching for our students.  Her veggie trays are colorful and so nicely presented.”

Be sure to thank your School Lunch Superheroes for their service today, and every day!

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