Category : CCSD
Between preparing healthy food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, Cherokee County School District nutrition professionals have a lot on their plate.
To celebrate their hard work and commitment, CCSD will celebrate the fifth annual School Lunch Hero Day on May 5, 2017. This day, celebrated annually since 2013, was designated by the School Nutrition Association and Jarrett Krosoczka, author of the “Lunch Lady” graphic novel series. School Lunch Hero Day provides an opportunity for parents, students, school staff and communities to thank those who provide healthy meals to 30 million of America’s students each school day.
All across CCSD, school nutrition professionals will be honored with thanks, cards, and recognition from students, school staff, parents, and the community. On May 5, 2017, CCSD and community leaders will participate by being “Mystery Servers” in school lunchrooms.
“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 hardworking heroes,” said Tina Farmer, CCSD’s School Nutrition Director, noting that, for many children, school lunch is the most important and nutrient-rich meal of their day.
A cafeteria assistant at Clark Creek ES STEM Academy wrote a poem as a tribute for the day:
School Nutrition Super Hero Day,
will be so much fun the first Friday in May.
It’s a day to recognize the hard work they complete,
so all of us have something to eat.
Show the Nutrition Staff how much we care,
give them a card or some cookies to share.
“Thank You” can never be said too much,
as you pick up your healthy lunch.
No matter what you decide to do,
the Nutrition Staff will be grateful it’s true.
They care for us in many a way,
so, let’s remember the first Friday in May.
For more information about CCSD’s School Nutrition program, see the website at www.cherokee.k12.net/school nutrition.