Celebrate Kansas School Lunch Week
January 23-27, 2017
The theme for Kansas School Lunch Week 2017 is “Farm to School”. Celebrate Kansas farm foods on your menus! Promote dairy, pork, beef, wheat, and corn as agriculture products that are produced in the state of Kansas. According to the Kansas State Department of Agriculture website, Kansas is a leader in wheat, grain sorghum, and beef production. The Kansas Dairy industry is expanding and the demand for healthy foods is increasing.
Visit www.kn-eat.org, Farm to School for menu suggestions along with supporting recipes tested in schools by the Kansas State Department of Education, Child Nutrition and Wellness. Teachers can find “Ag in the Classroom Nutrition Education Lesson Plans” to support the cafeteria celebrations during Kansas School Lunch Week.
Kansas has a rich agricultural history and a promising future, and school nutrition programs are encouraged to celebrate this heritage each January during Kansas School Lunch Week!
How will you celebrate Kansas School Lunch Week 2017?
♦ USDA, Farm to School Website. The website provides current information on procurement policies, resources, grants, webinars, success stories, best practices, and implementation tools.
Let’s Get Started and Share Your Celebration
There are plenty of ways to keep the excitement alive:
- Take photos of your celebrations, your staff and your special meals during KSLW. Include the images and stories in your school’s newsletter, social media, or website.
- Post photos in the hallways, on bulletin boards, and in your cafeteria.
- Survey your students about their favorite special meals and KSLW events. Share your results with parents, teachers and the community.
- Get excited for KSLW 2017!