Contact Login
Homehorizontal divider Our Delicious Food horizontal dividerThe CKC Story horizontal dividerMedia horizontal dividerResources
"Nancy’'s dedication to the health of students and the schools she works with is fantastic," Sarah Reuben, Mpls Health Dept

CKC Blog

RSS Feed RSS Feed

Plan now for #NSLW17!

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

National School Lunch Week, October 9-13, 2017

An annual affair, National School Lunch Week (#NSLW17) is a great opportunity to brag about the quality and benefits of your school's foodservice program to students, staff, parents and even your community, with the goal of raising participation. The School Nutrition Association has many resources to help you, including artwork; ideas for contests, promotions and social media posts; and tips for involving parents, elected officials and local media in your lunch service that week.

SNA's toolkit offers ideas such as:

  • Have celebrity guests -- pro athletes, elected officials, TV personalities, team mascots -- serve lunch and have photos taken with students
  • Invite parents to join students for lunch on Wednesday, October 11, designated School Lunch Day
  • Host a local farmer (with livestock) for classroom activities on farm-to-school 
  • Have students create special artwork to dress up the cafeteria for the week

And here's one of our own ideas: 

  • Make your students feel extra special by staging a formal affair with white linens, mood lighting and music, decorations, and servers in black and white formal wear. This could even be on Wednesday, School Lunch Day, when parents are invited to join their children. 

If you observe #NSLW17 in any way, make sure to share photos and videos on your social media channels. 

To take full advantage of #NSLW17, start planning now!


0 Comments - Add a Comment

More Entries

2017-2018 Federal Reimbursement Rates - 08/03/2017

The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published the updated 2017-2018 School Nutrition Programs reimbursement rates, effective July 1, 2017, for school year 2017-2018. (State reimbursement ... Read More

CKC to ‘stay the course’ with current nutritional guidelines - 05/12/2017

Recently, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue took what appears to be just the first step in relaxing the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) nutritional guidelines, which have dramatically improved the ... Read More

Participate in the USDA Verification Response Rate Challenge - 05/11/2017

Free and reduced price meals offered at schools are an important source of nutrition for children who face food insecurity. Sadly, more than 40% of households offered free and reduce meal applica... Read More

CKC buys local - and American - 05/11/2017

CKC Good Food prides itself on providing the freshest, most tasteful food possible to our client schools. Our menus feature a wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, the origins of which ... Read More

Unpaid school meal debt policies due July 1 - 05/02/2017

Don’t forget! All schools/districts must have a formal policy for addressing unpaid school meal accounts in place by July 1, 2017. Much has been written in the media on the topic and the vario... Read More



View all Entries

St Paul event Catering
 


Name
Comment (HTML is not allowed.)

651.453.1136