WCSD to Honor the School Lunch Heroes Serving Healthy Meals
Celebrating School Lunch Hero Appreciation Week May 1-5
And National School Lunch Hero Day on May 5, 2023
Please join us in showing love for our amazing Food Service Staff for Appreciation Week/Day next week. These amazing
women and men work hard each and every day to make sure that every student has access to a healthy and delicious
meal. This year, the WCSD staff serves an average of 2,531 breakfasts and 12,965 lunches each day!
Between preparing delicious food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering
service with a smile, WCSD nutrition professionals have a lot on their plate. To celebrate their hard work and
commitment, we would encourage schools to celebrate School Lunch Hero Day on May 5. This day has been celebrated
annually since 2013. School Lunch Hero Day provides an opportunity for parents, students, school staff and communities
to thank those who provide healthy meals each school day.
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.