LISD promotes healthy meals as part of School Lunch Week

Published: Oct. 11, 2021 at 7:32 AM CDT
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LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - A local school district kicked off a week full of festivities that seeks to fuel students with healthy food.

LISD kicked off its National School Lunch Week at Tarver Elementary School Monday morning.

It’s an awareness celebration that began over 70 years ago which assures parents their children are being fed healthy and nutritious foods.

Robert Cuellar Jr. director of the child nutrition program for the district says this program helps provide children with healthy meals who might not be eating healthy at home.

Cuellar says, “That is where we come in as experts in the field of nutrition. We offer the protein we offer the vegetable we also offer the grains we offer the cereal, the milk because all of those have important nutrients for great health and there is a balance. sometimes the balancing act of meals is not easy for families to do.”

This year’s theme is called, “Feed Your Creativity with a Healthy School Lunch”.

Along with a healthy meal, kids were given a small goodie bag with informational activities about healthy eating.

Research shows children are getting their healthiest meals at school.

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