Thursday, May 4, 2017

School Lunch Superheroes

School Nutrition Employee Appreciation Day is Friday, May 5.

Between preparing healthy food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools nutrition professionals have a lot on their plate. To celebrate their hard work and commitment, the School Nutrition Association (SNA) organizes School Nutrition Employee Day on Friday, May 5.

All across the school district, school nutrition professionals will be honored with thanks, cards, and recognition from students, school staff, parents, and the community. It always means a lot to the cafeteria staff when they receive letters, cards and drawings from the students at their school.

The importance and nutritional value of school meals are well documented. For many children, school lunch is the most important and nutrient-rich meal of their day. The role of school nutrition professionals is more important this year than ever before as more families rely on the federal child nutrition programs. Thank you to the school nutrition professionals in our schools for their outstanding work providing healthy, nutritious meals to children every school day.

Please join the school system in taking the time to say thank you to the Child Nutrition superheroes that work in our schools.