National School Lunch Week (NSLW) is a celebration from October 10-14, 2022 of the federal National School Lunch Program, which provides millions of children a nutritious meal each school day. School lunch is more important than ever as communities continue to overcome the educational, health, and economic impacts of the pandemic.
Join FRAC every day during National School Lunch Week (October 10-14) for opportunities to:
- advocate for the child nutrition provisions included in the Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act, including those that support Healthy School Meals for All;
- raise awareness about the healthy lunches served at school;
- increase student participation;
- share success stories; and
- attract media coverage.
Below are activities and resources to make NSLW a success in your community.
Menu of Activities During National School Lunch Week
Join FRAC every day for activities to increase awareness of school lunch and the champions that make it work.
- Monday, October 10: Shout-out a School Lunch Champion
Is there a school nutrition director in your community making a difference? Celebrate these champions by tagging them on Twitter and sharing how they go above and beyond to increase the reach of school lunch. Don’t forget to tag @FRACTweets as well so that your message can be amplified!
- Tuesday, October 11: Raise Your Hand for Healthy School Meals for All
Show your support for Healthy School Meals for All today! Take a picture of you raising your hand for #SchoolMealsForAll and tag your Members of Congress. Be sure to tag @fractweets so that your message can be retweeted.
- Wednesday, October 12: Support Child Nutrition Provisions in Child Nutrition Reauthorization
Join FRAC in telling Congress to speak out in support of the “Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act” which would expand the Community Eligibility Provision, making a significant step in the direction of #SchoolMeals4All https://p2a.co/MpePatk
- Thursday, October 13: Share Your Story: What Has Free School Meals for All Meant for You?
FRAC is working hard to achieve Healthy School Meals for All throughout the country. Use this form below to share how free school meals in the 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 school year helped your family or the families you work with. If your school no longer offers free meals to all students, please share how it is impacting you.
- Friday, October 14: Join a School Lunch Twitter Chat
Join FRAC and MomsRising for a Twitter chat at 1 p.m. Eastern Time on the importance of school lunch and opportunities for increasing participation.
FRAC Research & Resources
- Healthy School Meals for All – Campaign Site
- The Case for Healthy School Meals for All
- Strategies to Increase Applications for School Meals
- School Meals are Essential for Student Health and Learning
- Reducing Barriers to Consuming School Meals
- School District Strategies for Improving Direct Certification
- The Connections Between Food Insecurity, the Federal Nutrition Programs, and Student Behavior
- National School Lunch Program – FRAC webpage
- Community Eligibility Provision – Grouping Tools and Calculators