National School Lunch Week - October 13-17, 2014
Wichita Public Schools Nutrition Services Celebrates Healthy School Lunches and Lifestyles
National School Lunch Week Aims to Get Kids Excited About Healthy Foods and Physical Exercise
To recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day, Wichita Public schools will recognize National School Lunch Week from October 13-17, 2014. The theme, “Get in the Game with School Lunch” promotes the importance of balancing healthy eating with physical activity and exercise.
National School Lunch Week will emphasize the healthy foods that are offered daily at Wichita Public Schools.
“School lunches are healthier than ever, with more fruits and vegetables, more whole grains, and less fat and sodium” said David Paul, Nutrition Services Director. “National School Lunch Week is the perfect time to celebrate all of the healthy options we’re serving every day in Wichita Public Schools”.
The federally-funded National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides nutritionally balanced, healthy meals to students everyday. The program, which has been serving the nation's children for over 60 years, requires school meals to meet federal nutrition standards like offering fruits and vegetables every day, serving whole-grain rich foods, and limiting fat, calories, and sodium.
National School Lunch Week Activity Pages
Nutrition Services Index
Information and forms to start and stop special diets (English and Spanish)
How to apply for free or reduced meals
How to add funds to meal account
Meal and Ala Carte Item Prices
Menus and Nutrition Information
Information about the District's Wellness Policies and the opportunity to volunteer on the District's Wellness Committee
Completion of this form as well as providing proof of eligibility are necessary for text book and other school fees to be reduced or waived.