National School Lunch Week (NSLW) is a celebration from October 9–13, 2023 of the federal National School Lunch Program, which provides millions of children a nutritious meal each school day. 

Join FRAC every day during National School Lunch Week (October 9–13) for opportunities to:

    • 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.

  1. Monday, October 9: Welcome to #NSLW23!
    Visit FRAC’s website and get ready for the week.
  2. Tuesday, October 10: Use the FRAC Action Network to Advocate for Nationwide Healthy School Meals for All
    Urge your Member of Congress to cosponsor the Universal School Meal Program Act of 2023, which would create a permanent nationwide Healthy School Meals for All program, increase reimbursement rates for school meals, end lunch shaming, reimburse schools for meal debt, provide incentives for local food procurement, expand summer meal access, and expand the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
  3. Wednesday, 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.
  4. Thursday, October 12: Shoutout Your School Lunch Champion!
    Is there a school nutrition director in your community making a difference? Celebrate these champions by tagging them on social, and sharing how they go above and beyond to increase the reach of school lunch. Don’t forget to tag @fractweets on X (formerly Twitter) and @fracgram on Instagram as well so that your message can be amplified 
  5. Friday, October 13: Get Vocal on Social
    Tag and tell your Members of Congress that we need nationwide Healthy School Meals for All!

FRAC’s Alexis Bylander On NSLW