Celebrate Kansas School Lunch Week
January 22-26, 2018
SNA-KS celebrates Kansas School Lunch Week each year with this reoccurring theme now. Promoting Kansas and local foods is a sustainable plan for many years. SNA-KS and KSDE support a joint effort to promote Agriculture products from Kansas.
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!
♦ USDA, Farm to School Website. This website provides current information on procurement policies, resources, grants, webinars, success stories, best practices, and implementation tools.
♦ Farmers Markets. This website provides you with a local directory of Farmers Markets.
♦ The National Farm to School Network offers resources to help you get started.
♦ Guidelines and Resources for Kansas sponsors
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 2018!