January 27 thru 31 are officially Kansas School Lunch Week and will be celebrated in K-12 school cafeterias across the state.
Every day day a differnt item will be featured to celebrate different agricultural commodity as a partnership between the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) and the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE).
Monday will be Kansas Beef Day
Tuesday Kansas Corn Day
Wednesday Kansas Wheat Day
Thursday Kansas Pork Day
Friday Kansas Dairy Day.
Daily fun facts about the food has been shared with schools to use during morning announcements.
“Helping students draw the connection between prominent Kansas commodities to the food on their plate during school lunch is an important component of agriculture education,” said Nellie Hill, KDA education and event coordinator. “We are excited to be partnering with KSDE in more initiatives to encourage schools to promote Kansas agriculture commodities and food products in the lunch room.”
“Whether it’s the meat on the plate, the jam on their wheat bread, or the carton of milk it’s a strong likelihood that it has been touched by Kansas agriculture,” said Hill.
“KDA and KSDE will continue to encourage school nutritionists to select and promote healthy, Kansas produced food every day for students’ plates.”
For more information about Kansas School Lunch Week, visit KSDE’s Farm to School website. CLICK HERE