May 2, 2023

Katie Herndon Dawkins, North Carolina Alliance for Health Communications Manager

Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear aprons! School nutrition professionals are true heroes to students, teachers, and families. They rarely get the credit and thanks they deserve. Friday, May 5th is School Lunch Hero Day. It’s a day to celebrate the great work school nutrition professionals do every day across the state and the positive impacts they make on students. 

School nutrition professionals do more than prepare nutritious meals. Their daily smiles, kind and encouraging words, and genuine concern for students and families make the school cafeteria a very popular place. And nothing, not even a pandemic, will keep these heroes from ensuring students get the nourishment they need. On School Lunch Hero Day, make sure they know how much you appreciate all they do for schools, students, families, and the community. 

Looking for more ways to celebrate School Lunch Hero Day? The School Nutrition Association has some great ideas and social media graphics and posts to let school nutrition professionals know how much you appreciate them. 

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