National School Lunch Week

Sloan-Hendix school district will celebrate national school lunch week October 11 – 15.  This allows students to learn the importance of eating a healthy school lunch and staying physically active. The federally funded NSL program provides nutritionally balanced low cost and free meals to students. The program requires school meals to meet federal nutriction standards.

  Diatary guidelines dictate no more than 30 percent of calories can come from fat and less than 10 percent from saturated fat, over the course of one week. Lunches must provide 1/3 of the recommended dietary allowances of protein, vitamin A , vitamin C, iron, calcium, and calories. Well balanced school lunches must include protein, fruits, vegetables, grains, and low fat milk  to be served in age apppropriate portions.

 Activities, drawings, and lucky tray day events are scheduled for this week at the  Sloan-Hendrix cafeteria.