Hudson schools Joins National Celebration Highlighting the Importance of School Lunch in Fueling Students for Success
For today’s students, the cafeteria serves as a place to connect with friends and fuel up for a day of learning and extracurricular activities, and school lunch provides a healthy, delicious and affordable way to nourish kids and build relationships. During National School Lunch Week from October 9-13, our cafeterias are celebrating school lunch with a variety of events and special menus.
Chartwells and the Hudson School district is committed to promoting healthy eating habits among our students,” said Bonnie Stegmann, Finance Director for the Hudson School District. “National School Lunch Week provides an excellent platform for our school community to celebrate the role nutritious meals play in fostering academic success and the overall well-being of our students and their families.”
In partnership with foodservice partner Chartwells K12, students will enjoy classroom activities a variety of hands-on experiences and flavorful menu offerings, including: Fresh Fruit Friday!
“Providing healthy, delicious meals to students is the core of what we do to serve up happy and healthy each day,” said Kimberly Lindstrom Dining Service Director with Chartwells K12 at Hudson. “By offering unique menu items like Chicken Tikka Masala and offering fun-filled nutrition education, we hope students will realize the positive impact school lunch can have on their focus, energy and success in school.”
First launched in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy, National School Lunch Week was created to raise awareness of the availability of the National School Lunch Program and to promote the importance of a healthy school lunch in a child’s life and the impact it has inside and outside of the classroom. This year’s theme is “Level Up with School Lunch,” reminding students and families of the healthy lunch options available at school.
About Chartwells K12
Chartwells K12’s goal is to make sure students leave the cafeteria happier and healthier than they came in, by serving food kids love to eat and creating custom dining programs. With more than 16,000 associates in 4,500 schools, ranging from large public institutions to small charter and private schools, Chartwells K12 is built on decades of food, education and operational experience driven by top culinary, nutrition, wellness, and sustainability talent. For more information, visit www.ChartwellsK12.com.