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Jackson Public Schools students are dining with dignitaries all week for National School Lunch Week

JACKSON, MI – It’s a rare occasion for 8-year-old Alaysia Johnson to get to suggest what an adult has for lunch.

Jackson Public dining with dignitaries

It’s even rarer when that adult is Jackson Police Chief Matt Heins.

“I told him he should have some carrots,” said Alaysia, a third-grader at Jackson’s McCulloch Academy of Science and Technology. “They’re good.”

Heins and Jackson Mayor Martin Griffin visited McCulloch on Tuesday for “Chomp With Champions,” a celebration of National School Lunch Week. Read more

Cooking Up a Week-long Celebration for School Lunch

National School Lunch Week

National School Lunch Week Campaign Aims to Get Kids Excited About Healthy Choices

(Minnetonka, MN) Each year, there are more than 500 billion school lunches served nationwide via the National School Lunch Program. In recognition of the healthful eating Taher Professional
Food Service is celebrating National School Lunch Week (NSLW) this week, from October 15th-19th. The 2012 theme is: “School Lunch – What’s Cooking?” Read more

What do the New Calorie Standards Mean for my Child?

Posted by Dr. Robert Post, Deputy Director, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, on September 28, 2012 at 11:30 AM

You may have heard this year’s back to school season is a little different than in past years. There is a new, healthier look for the school lunch menu. These updates represent the first major changes to school meals in 15 years, and we know that these changes come with questions. We’ve promised to keep the dialogue open, and we are working to ensure that we answer them all. Read more