U.S. Department of Agriculture

There’s 'Lots 2 Love' about the school lunch program

One of the most successful, bipartisan programs in United States history is the National School Lunch program, and as we celebrate National School Lunch Week Oct. 15-19, it's important to reflect on the millions of children who have benefited from this program over the years.

This year schools will celebrate National School Lunch Week with the theme “Lots 2 Love,” intended to encourage students and school nutrition professionals to share what they love most about school lunches.

For many kids, school food is the main source of nutrition they receive on a daily basis. In fact, 30 million children are served lunches daily and more than 5 billion meals are served annually...