Molly McKendry

National School Lunch Week 2018

This year, National School Lunch Week (NSLW) is being celebrated October 15th-19th. This year’s theme, School Lunch: Lots 2 Love,” encourages students and school nutrition professionals across the country to share what they love most about school lunch programs.

Why celebrate? To raise awareness about school lunch and its importance to student success!


Did you know?…

  • Children receiving school lunches through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) consume fewer empty calories and more milk, fruit, vegetables, and fiber than their peers?

  • School lunch participation is associated with lower body mass index (BMI)?

  • The NSLP serves lunch to 30 million students every school day?

  • 4.9 billion school lunches are served to students annually?

Help spread the word about the importance of school lunch today. The School Nutrition Association has put together a NSLW digital tool kit, presentations, handouts, social media tips, and much more that can be found here.


Molly McKendry

Molly is a registered dietitian and Manager of Nutrition Communications for New England Dairy & Food Council. She is responsible for providing communications and public relations support for our Fuel Up to Play 60 program and Health & Wellness teams in New England. In her free time, Molly likes to run, read, and travel. Sound like someone you want to get to know? Contact Molly at