School Lunch Hero Day in USA
School Lunch Hero Day in USA is held on May 3. Between preparing healthy meals for America’s students, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, school nutrition professionals are true heroes. This event in the first decade of the month May is annual. Help us
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) was created by an act of the U.S Congress in 1946. The NSLP pays for 5-billion healthy lunches each year in 95% of all public schools. The School Breakfast Program (SBP) was established in 1966. School lunch guidelines are published every 5-years by the USDA.
School Lunch Hero Day was created by a partnership between the School Nutrition Association, and children’s author Jarrett Krosoczka—the author of a number of picture books including the “Lunch Lady” series. The first day this holiday was celebrated was on May 4, 2012, and it’s a day that’s been celebrated on the first Friday in May every year since.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
Teacher Appreciation Week in USA on May 6 (Begins on the first Monday of May);
National Teacher Appreciation Day in USA on May 7 (Celebrated annually on Tuesday of the first full week of May);
National Bike to School Day in USA on May 8 (Held on Wednesday the first full week of May);
National Educational Bosses Week in USA on May 15 (Starts on Monday of the third full week of May. Administrative Staff);