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School Lunch Hero Day is May 5

Filed in Archive by on April 28, 2017


Bethlehem Central School District’s school nutrition staff strive to make lunchtime the favorite part of every student’s day. From their friendly greetings in the cafeteria and the love they dish out with every student’s meal, to how they encourage kids to eat more fruits and vegetables, our school nutrition professionals are truly heroes. 

On Friday, May 5, Bethlehem students will show their appreciation for their school nutrition staff as part of School Lunch Hero Day. Students will shower their school lunch heroes with thanks, cards, and recognition. See highlights from last year’s School Lunch Hero Day.

Between preparing healthy meals, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, Bethlehem’s nutrition professionals have a lot on their plate. 

“Our food services staff have been mixing up the menu and getting students excited about trying the new, healthier choices in school lunch,” said Food Services Director Allissa Eiser. “They work hard to meet federal standards, offering larger servings of fruits and vegetables, switching to whole grains and watching the levels of sodium, calories and saturated fat in each meal.”

School Lunch Hero Day is a nationwide celebration hosted by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author and illustrator of the popular LUNCH LADY graphic novel series. Inspired by his own childhood school lunch hero, Jean J. Cariglia, Jarrett J. Krosoczka created the popular series which features a crime-fighting school nutrition professional and her faithful sidekick, Betty.

School Lunch Hero Day gives schools and communities the opportunity to thank the school nutrition professionals who serve 30 million students each day. Thank you, School Lunch Heroes!

Visit the BCSD Food Services webpage.