The Academy Celebrates School Nutrition Services During National School Lunch Week

10/12/2021 - During National School Lunch Week, and every week of the year, the Academy applauds the commitment of school nutrition professionals in helping children develop healthful habits that will last a lifetime. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, school nutrition professionals have been on the frontlines, finding solutions to challenges none of us could have imagined.

In recognition of the heroic efforts of school nutrition professionals, United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and United States Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona have shared this video, thanking those who work every day to ensure our students have the nutrition they need to learn and grow.

The Academy joins Secretaries Vilsack and Cardona in thanking school nutrition professionals. To show your support for school nutrition professionals, please tell your members of Congress to pass the Build Back Better Act, which would invest in school kitchen equipment and nutrition education, increase access to free, healthy school meals for nearly 9 million more children and expand summer nutrition programs.

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