Honoring School Meal Professionals
Wed, 10/23/2019 - 1:06pm admin
CRESCO - Last week, Oct. 14-18, was National School Lunch Week. It was created in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy. National School Lunch Week celebrates the benefits of the National School Lunch Program.
The students get nutritious meals that will help them get through the school day. It is a proven fact that good nutrition and physical activity help students to be successful in the classroom.
Crestwood High School serves 43% of students who qualify for free or reduced-priced meals and the elementary serves 54% of students who qualify.
Cheryl Dickman, Director of Nutrition / Wellness Coordinator at Howard-Winneshiek CSD noted, “On an average we serve almost 1000 kids for lunch and almost 200 students for breakfast.
“Our Nutrition Staff consists of hard-working and caring people. Everyday the Nutrition staff are the first people the kiddos see in the morning, and then they get to interact with them over the lunch hour.
“Our staff take their jobs seriously and make sure there are plenty of fruits and vegetables available. I have observed over the years the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables are a big favorite for the students. The Nutrition Staff strives to make sure we menu foods that the students will like to insure that their tummies are full.”