Serving 30 million children each day, the federally-funded National School Lunch Program (NSLP) has been fueling students for success for more than 70 years. This year’s National School Lunch Week theme, “School Lunch: What’s on Your Playlist?” spotlights how today’s school cafeterias are serving up healthy menu items that kids want to eat, with increased choice and customization. The School Nutrition Association provides a variety of materials to help you implement this campaign on their website, including a toolkit and handouts, to marketing and PR materials. I encourage you to take advantage of this support to get the word out in your school district.
We have some all-time favorites as well as new fare to put on your menu “playlist” this school year. There’s our quintessential kid-favorite Macaroni and Cheese that continues to win taste tests across the country. We’ve also spiced things up with Pepper Jack cheese by offering Ciabatta Pepper Jack Cheese Melt. Served on great tasting Ciabatta bread, now kids can enjoy their ooey, gooey grilled cheese sandwich on a true artisan bun.