District Celebrates National School Lunch Week
To recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day, Waukee Community School District schools will recognize National School Lunch Week from October 10-14, 2016. The theme, “Show Your Spirit” is all about getting parents, students and school officials to show their spirit for school lunch.
“School lunches are healthier than ever, with more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and less fat and sodium” said Jeannie Allgood, Director of Nutrition. “National School Lunch Week helps us educate parents and students about all the benefits of our lunch program, and the appealing choices we offer”.
National School Lunch Week will emphasize the healthy foods that are offered daily at WCSD schools. On Wednesday, October 12, elementary parents are invited to join their child(ren) for a meal in the school cafeteria to see the healthy and delicious food Waukee Community School District serves every day. Please contact your building’s kitchen supervisor with how many will be joining your student for lunch. An adult lunch is $3.50. A full list of meal prices are available on the district website.
Building Kitchen Supervisor Contacts:
- Brookview Elementary- Jamie Coobs- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Eason Elementary- Mary Diemer- email@example.com
- Grant Ragan Elementary- Dave Sharp- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Maple Grove Elementary- Heidi Gulliford- email@example.com
- Shuler Elementary- Rhonda Stumburg- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Walnut Hills Elementary- Chasity Heins- email@example.com
- Waukee Elementary- Erin Amundson- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Woodland Hills Elementary- Ashley Sams- email@example.com
About National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
The federally-funded National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides nutritionally balanced, healthy meals to students during the school week. The program, which has been serving the nation’s children for over 60 years, requires school meals to meet federal nutrition standards which includes offering fruits and vegetables every day, serving whole-grain rich foods, and limiting fat, calories, and sodium.