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School Board Recognizes School Nutrition for National School Lunch Week

Updated: Oct 13, 2020

At the October 6th Board of Education Meeting, the Baldwin County School Board recognized Susan Nelson, Baldwin County School Nutrition Director, and her staff for the hard work the team has put forth in providing nutritious meals to area children. The recognition is part of the school district's observance of National School Lunch Week, slated for October 12-16 this year.

President John F. Kennedy created National School Lunch Week (NSLW) in 1962 to promote the importance of a healthy school lunch in a child’s life and the impact it has inside and outside of the classroom. The COVID-19 pandemic has without a doubt shown just how incredibly important school meals are for students and their families. During this annual weeklong celebration, school nutrition workers and students around the country will find new ways to safely celebrate in their schools and districts with special menus, events, student activities and more. The 2020 NSLW theme Now Playing: School Lunch! will put a spotlight on hit menu items that kids love while capitalizing on the popularity of movies to appeal to students in all grade levels.

Because the national observance will take place during Fall Break, the school nutrition department will celebrate the week of October 19-23 with fun and delicious activities at Baldwin's schools.

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