National School Lunch Week 2022

National School Lunch Week
National School Lunch Week 2022
Posted on 10/13/2022

Peace, Love and School Lunch!

The Board of Education joined the School Nutrition Association and school districts from across the U.S. in proclaiming October 10 -14, 2022, National School Lunch Week. The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) serves nearly 30 million children every school day. President John F. Kennedy created National School Lunch Week (NSLW) in 1962 to promote the importance of a healthy school lunch in a child’s life and the impact it has inside and outside of the classroom.

Throughout the week we shared fun facts on our Facebook page about our nutrition program, introduced our students to new and exciting foods (think mango and jicama!) and met the Child Nutrition Services team that ensures each child receives a well-balanced meal. Check out some of our fun facts and pictures from the week below!

To learn more about the District’s Child Nutrition Services program, visit

Santee School District Nutrition Program Facts

  •  Under the California Universal Meals Program, we serve FREE breakfast and lunch meals to all students every school day.
  • We follow strict state and federal regulations for menu planning, such as using whole grains, low fat, and low sodium items.
  • All entree items are made with whole grains - carbohydrates are an important source of energy for children.
  • We offer a full salad bar at every school site each day with fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Students must take a ½ cup serving of fruit or vegetables with their meal, breakfast or lunch.
  • Our dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt) are a good source of calcium and protein.
  • Breakfast is offered at every school site daily, please check with your school site for specific breakfast times.
  • Our entree items have lower amounts of added sugars compared to commercial products.