BISD Celebrates National School Lunch Week
National School Lunch Week (NSLW) is October 10-14, 2016 and recognizes the importance of a healthy school lunch on a child’s life both inside and outside of the classroom.
To help garner increased awareness with parents, administrators and media about the importance of school meals and the role played by school nutrition professionals, BISD campuses had special guests and activities throughout the week. For example, BISD Director of Special Projects Robert Calvert (pictured above) enjoyed a day in the South Park Middle School kitchen.
Fletcher Elementary celebrated 'Our Lunch Prepares us for Success!’. Students and staff wore their favorite college t-shirts on October 10 to promote advanced education. Cafeteria Manager Florestine Green invited BISD Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Schools Dr. Matilda Orozco to discuss healthy eating with the students during their lunch time.
School nutrition programs play a critical role in ensuring all students receive nutritious lunches. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, schools are in a unique position to promote healthy eating and help ensure appropriate food and nutrient intake among students.
KFDM-TV News Anchor Tiffany Murphy joined students at Curtis Elementary for lunch.
Guess Elementary held ‘Crazy Sock Day’.
Fletcher Principal Gloria Guillory, Cafeteria Manager Florestine Green, and BISD’s Dr. Matilda Orozco
BISD Food Nutrition Supervisor Rosa Daniels, BISD Director of Health Services Dr. Lisa Blackmon-Jones, and BISD Applications Clerk Denise Brown
What’s for lunch? Beef meatballs with rice and with gravy, okra and tomatoes, glazed sweet potatoes, whole grain dinner roll, sour apple-apple sauce, strawberry or chocolate milk, and whole grain graham cookies.
Homer Drive Elementary Cafeteria Manager Tammie Brazier and cooks Yvonne Randle, Maricar Fitts,Theresa Jackson, Ramona Slaughter, and Maria Quintanar