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Celebrate National School Lunch Week!
Because healthy minds need healthy, nourished bodies, school meals strive to provide students with the nourishment they need to excel. Districts including Cherry Creek Schools have continuously made changes to ensure that school meals contribute positively to student’s health and wellbeing. This special week is a chance to celebrate these positive, healthy changes occurring in school lunches around the country and in our district.

This year’s theme, ‘School Lunch – What’s Cooking’ can help schools highlight these changes and the changes that the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act made to the school lunch requirements in all schools. These changes are the largest to the National School Lunch Program in a number of years.

A few things you and your student will notice as school lunches continue to evolve include:
•    Increased variety and amounts of fruits and vegetables available to students.
•    Increased whole-grain rich items including brown rice, whole wheat rolls, and whole grain pasta.
•    A variety of low-fat and fat-free milk choices.
•    Entrée salad options available to students at all grade levels.
•    More entrée choices at all grade levels.

It’s take your family to lunch day! During National School Lunch Week, we invite families to join your students for lunch. Come eat lunch with your student any day during this week to see what’s new in the school lunch program. To make sure that we prepare enough food for everyone, please RSVP by calling your school’s kitchen manager to let them know you’re coming. The adult lunch price is $3.45 and you may use your student’s meal account or pay cash for your meal.

While we are especially encouraging families to come during this week, please feel free to come anytime to eat with your student!

In the meantime, visit the CCSD Cafe to find out what's for lunch in the Cherry Creek School District.
Posted 10/12/2012 1:08 PM
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