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Virtual Back to School Night: School Lunches

Parents and anyone interested in school lunches are invited to a Virtual Back to School Night on Thurs., Sept. 13, 7 pm, hosted by the National PTA and the Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project.

School lunches have a whole new look this year as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) updated nutrition standards for school meals. As parents, it can be difficult to navigate what these changes mean and how you can support your kids and your school in making healthy choices. Join this  live discussion about the the new meals in school cafeterias this year.

Submit Questions Now or Tweet Them

You are invited to submit your questions now on their question submission page or tweet them live by using the #SchoolFoodsRule. Follow PTA and Pew on Twitter at @NationalPTA and @JDonzeBlack_Pew.

Speakers for this virtual event include:

  • Sam Kass, White House Chef and Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives
  • Betsy Landers, National PTA President
  • Jessica Donze Black, Director, Kid’s Safe and Healthful Foods Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Audrey Rowe, Administrator for the Food and Nutrition Service, USDA

Wake County School Lunches

Early this year, Marilyn Moody, director of Child Nutrition Services for Wake County Public Schools System, shared information with AHA about the changes in school cafeterias this year resulting from changing USDA regulations. See “New School Meal Standards:  How Does Wake County Measure Up?”

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