National Take Your Parents To Lunch Day occurs on Wednesday in the second full week of October, which is October 11 this year. Its purpose is for parents to have an enjoyable and memorable moment talking to and learning about the things their children eat in school. Parents and school administrators collaborate to help come up with a system that provides the healthiest luncheon for school kids.
The background of National Take Your Parents To Lunch Day
On National Take Your Parents To Lunch Day, parents bond with their children in lunchrooms, learning not only about the efforts that go into delivering healthy meals to the children but also about the kids’ eating habits.
This annual celebration began in 2015 and has continued since then. It is heavily promoted by “Kiwi,” an online magazine dedicated to providing families with resources and information and helping them make the best choices about health, food, home life, etc. On this day, parents enjoy lunch with their kids at their school canteens. They get to see and taste the foods that their children eat every day, examine the environment, and even engage with the cafeteria staff. The day, basically, is an excellent opportunity for parents to focus on other aspects of their child’s school life besides their grades, giving mom and dad a peek at everything going on in their child’s school kitchen.
National Take Your Parents To Lunch Day is considered one of the most important days in the nation’s schools. Parents who wish to participate but live in places where the celebration is not observed can talk to school administrators about joining in the celebration. They can also discuss it with the school’s Parent-Teacher Association or get other parents to form a committee to host the event themselves.
5 IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT SCHOOL LUNCH
A healthy school lunch serves a child the entire day, going beyond regular school hours.
New nutritional standards for schools mandate that the lunches provide one-third of a child’s daily recommended intake of key nutrients.
The healthy school lunch, it has been observed, costs less than a packed meal from home.
Since the United States Department of Agriculture’s (U.S.D.A.) updated nutritional standard, children are eating more of their healthful school lunches and wasting less.
The U.S.D.A.’s updated standards have expanded menu options in schools’ cafeterias, serving fruits and vegetables with every meal and offering variety throughout the week.
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