School Lunch and Nutrition

This week, October 12-16, is National School Lunch Week, which has been celebrated each year since declared by President Kennedy in 1962.  NSLW is about recognizing the importance of healthy school lunches and their effect on student learning.  Here in Colorado, the state’s Department of Education (CDE) includes an Office of School Nutrition.  Their website includes information on Colorado’s recognition of NSLW as well as information on programs such as Colorado Proud School Meal Day, Smart Snacks and Competitive Foods, school wellness, and more.  In our library collection you can find numerous resources on school lunch and nutrition, including:

Finally, for an interesting historical perspective, check out the 1931 publication Health and Nutrition of the School ChildFor more resources, search our library’s web catalog.