Breathitt County Schools
Celebrating School Lunch Hero Day on May 7, 2021
Between preparing meals for both in person and virtual learning in the face of a pandemic, while adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, Breathitt County Schools nutrition professionals have a lot on their plate. To celebrate their hard work and commitment, Breathitt County Schools will celebrate School Lunch Hero by providing lunch for food service employees on May 5, 2021. School Lunch Hero Day, was designated by The School Nutrition Association and Jarrett Krosoczka, author of the “Lunch Lady” graphic novel series. School Lunch Hero Day provides an opportunity for parents, students, school staff and communities to thank those who provide healthy meals to nearly 30 million of America’s students each school day.
“School nutrition employees must balance many roles and follow numerous federal, state and local regulations to ensure safe and healthy meals are available in schools. School Lunch Hero Day provides the opportunity for the district to thank these hardworking heroes” said Tabitha Napier, School Nutrition Director. Federal nutrition standards ensure that school cafeterias always offer low-fat or fat-free milk, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein. School meals also meet limits on calories, sodium and unhealthy fats.
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.
Get the details about School Lunch Hero Day at www.schoollunchheroday.com.