National School Lunch Week: Peace, Love and School Lunch

It's time to get excited for...Peace, Love and School Lunch!

To recognize the National School Lunch Program, serving nearly 30 million children each day, Martin County schools will celebrate National School Lunch Week from October 10-14, 2022.

The week-long celebration highlights the importance of healthy school lunches to a student’s success in and out of the classroom.

Research shows children are getting their healthiest meals at school. National School Lunch Week will highlight the nutritious foods available daily at Martin County schools. Some exciting menu choices will be; Peace Love and Pizza, Mellow Meatball Sub, Good Vibes Sweet Fries, Groovy Fresh Green Beans, and a Tie Dye Icee Treat.

“School lunches offer students fruits and vegetables, whole grains and milk, and meet federal nutrition standards limiting fat, calories and sodium,” said Laura Holmedal, Food & Nutrition Director. “National School Lunch Week helps us educate parents and students about all the wonderful benefits of our lunch program.”

The federally funded National School Lunch Program (NSLP) has been fueling students for success for 75 years. Students can enjoy the convenience of a healthy school lunch for just $1.85 at the elementary level and $ 2.15 at the secondary level. Pinewood, Port Salerno, JD Parker, Willoughby, Warfield, Indiantown and Spectrum eat at no cost (Free).  Some students may qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Contact 772-223-2655 to learn more.

The “Peace, Love & School Lunch” campaign is made possible by the nonprofit School Nutrition Association and Kellogg’s. Parents and students can follow the fun on social media using the hashtags #NSLW22, #PeaceLoveSchoolLunch and #SchoolLunch.