The 2016 National School Lunch Week theme, “Show Your Spirit,” encouraged school communities to enthusiastically embrace the national event and give three cheers for school lunches, those who serve them and the kids who benefit. The week of October 10-14, 2016, was marked by school nutrition professionals across the country grabbing their megaphones, shaking their pompoms, waving their pennants and doing (figurative) cartwheels—all in a show of spirit for National School Lunch Week (NSLW), the annual K-12 school cafeteria celebration. Students, parents and school and community stakeholders were reminded of the many benefits of eating nutritious, flavorful meals, courtesy of their enthusiastic and energetic local school foodservice teams. NSLW is an opportunity for individual school cafeterias to step into the spotlight, demonstrating exactly how a passion for school nutrition infuses everything the team does on behalf of their young customers. School nutrition professionals at every level accept the many challenges of operating school meal programs—and their dedication is never more evident than during promotional celebrations like NSLW. School Nutrition readers go above and beyond in creating a playful environment and coordinating engaging activities that instruct, entertain and celebrate. The images in this photo essay and on SNA’s Flickr page, www.flickr.com/photos/schoolnutrition, best tell the tale. Use these images to spark ideas for how you might celebrate NSLW 2017 and explore various Recipes for Success. While this article puts the official exclamation point on NSLW 2016, those of you who spent the first week of March helping your school or district commemorate National School Breakfast Week 2017 are encouraged to share the details and photos with SN! Send these to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by snail mail to NSBW Wrap-Up, School Nutrition, 120 Waterfront St., Suite 300, National Harbor, MD 20745 for a chance to be featured in the pages of a future issue. As you start planning your promotions for 2017-18, keep showing your school lunch spirit all year long! Making the cafeteria a fun place to dine—and to work—is a hallmark of this profession. And know that School Nutrition will always be your greatest cheerleader. School nutrition professionals at every level accept the many challenges of operating school meal programs—and their dedication is never more evident than during promotional celebrations like NSLW. SCHOOL LUNCH RECIPES FOR SUCCESS A positive spirit will be a key ingredient in promoting the #NSLW17 theme, School Lunch: Recipes for Success. Learn more on page 54.
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