Celebrate National School Lunch Week With The Oregon Department Of Education And The Oregon School Boards Association

National School Lunch Week will take place from October 10th through the 14th, and the Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon School Boards Association have joined forces to promote awareness of the significance of child nutrition programmes that are offered in schools throughout this week.

During the week, members of school boards from all around the state will sit down to lunch with children in order to get a firsthand look at the variety of nutritious and appetising alternatives available and to experience the social benefits of school lunches. You will be able to follow along on social media by using the hashtag #NSLW22inOR as well as the Twitter accounts for the ODE and OSBA.

According to Dustin Melton, the Director of Child Nutrition for the Ohio Department of Education, “Research demonstrates that well-fed students who have sufficient nutrition perform better academically and behave better in the classroom.”

And starting in 2017, schools have been required to give meals to any student who requests them without requiring them to make a payment in order to erase any stigma that may be connected with not being able to afford a nutritious meal.

Celebrate National School Lunch Week
Celebrate National School Lunch Week

More than 45 million school lunches were provided to kids in Oregon during the 2018-2019 school year. Forty-nine per cent of children in Oregon are considered to be eligible for free or reduced-price lunches.

The benefit of school meals has been acknowledged by the state legislature, which has allocated nearly $52 million from the Student Success Act for the current and upcoming biennium to improve school nutrition programmes.

According to the President of the OSBA, Scott Rogers, “Excellent learning starts with good nutrition.” “Every day, schools in Oregon provide food for hundreds of thousands of students, and in many cases, these institutions are the primary reason that children are not going hungry.”

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