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PCLS Celebrates National School Lunch Week, October 9-13

National School Lunch Week (NSLW) is always the second week of October. The 2017 NSLW theme, “Recipes for Success” emphasizes the healthy foods that are offered daily at Painesville City Local Schools.

The theme offers the opportunity to show the importance of a healthy school lunch on a child’s life both inside and outside of the classroom.

As you all know, school nutrition programs play a critical role in ensuring all students receive nutritious lunches. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, schools are in a unique position to promote healthy eating and help ensure appropriate food and nutrient intake among students. 

To recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day, Painesville City Local Schools will recognize National School Lunch Week from October 9-13, 2017. The theme, “Recipes for Success” is all about showing parents, students and school officials the importance of school lunch for all children to be successful.

The Nutrition Services staff invited Administrators to be  "guest servers" and serve lunch at the schools during the week to interact with students and promote the healthy lunch options that are available to them.


What is NSLW?

National School Lunch Week was created in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy. The week is filled with celebratory events and activities promoting the benefits of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

The NSLP began in 1946 and is the largest of the federal child nutrition programs.

More than 30 million students are served healthy lunches every school day. 

Approximately 95% of U.S. elementary and secondary school students are enrolled in schools that participate in the NSLP.

For more information, click on the link below to view a School Lunch infographic or visit