National School Lunch Week (NSLW) is a week long national celebration running from October 14th to the 17th. This year, the NSLW is focused on emphasizing the relationship between healthy foods and an active lifestyle.
Initially created in 1962 by President John F Kennedy, the holiday serves as a way to promote the benefits of school lunch. Unfortunately, today’s school lunch programs are a contentious subject. On one hand, strict regulations are emerging from the nation’s capital, aiming to curb obesity rates by setting a high bar for what constitutes a healthy school meal in public schools. On the other hand, school lunch directors are struggling to fight food waste that they claim is being generated by the implementation of these guidelines. School lunch is as controversial as ever.
If you want to see changes in the foods served at your child’s school, please reach out to WT Café today and let us help you transform school food service for your child. We believe that food made from scratch and served in age-appropriate portions is the best approach to school lunch. It shouldn’t have to be this complicated…let’s get back to basics and cook from scratch for our kids.