Celebrating School Lunch Hero Day on May 5, 2023

Bath, ME – Between preparing delicious food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, RSU 1 nutrition professionals have a lot on their plate. To celebrate their hard work and commitment, RSU 1 schools will celebrate School Lunch Hero Day on May 5. School Lunch Hero Day provides an opportunity for parents, students, school staff, and communities to thank those who provide healthy meals to nearly 30 million of America’s students each school day. 

All across the school district, school nutrition professionals will be recognized by students, school staff, parents, and the community. “School nutrition employees must balance many roles and follow numerous federal, state, and local regulations to ensure safe and healthy meals are available in schools. School Lunch Hero Day provides the opportunity for the community to thank these hard working heroes for their dedication to fueling our students for success,” said School Nutrition Director, Melissa Cole.

The importance and nutritional value of school meals are well documented. For many children, school lunch is the most important and nutrient-rich meal of their day.  RSU 1 food service employees served over 1900 meals per day during April. Get the details about School Lunch Hero Day at www.schoollunchheroday.com. To learn more about the school nutrition program for RSU 1, visit RSU 1 Food Services.

The School Nutrition Association (SNA) is a national, non-profit professional organization representing 50,000 school nutrition professionals across the country. Founded in 1946, SNA and its members are dedicated to making healthy school meals and nutrition education available to all students. To find out more about today’s school meals, visit www.schoolnutrition.org/SchoolMeals.