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October 10-14, 2022: School Lunch Week

WHEREAS, the National School Lunch Program has served our nation admirably for more than 75 years through advanced practices and nutrition education; and, 

WHEREAS, the National School Lunch Program has been joined through the years by many other excellent programs and is dedicated to children’s health and well-being; and, 

WHEREAS, school meals offer students fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and milk, while meeting federal nutrition standards limiting fat, calories, and sodium; and, 

WHEREAS, there is evidence of continued need for nutrition education and awareness of the value of school nutrition programs; and, 

WHEREAS, school meals supports the health and wellness of all learners by providing nutritious meals and supports Goal 3 of Michigan’s Strategic Education Plan; and,

WHEREAS, this year’s theme, “Peace, Love & School Lunch!” puts the spotlight on the importance of a healthy school lunch in a child’s life and brings us together in promoting the positive impact it has inside and outside the classroom; 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim October 10 – October 14, 2022, as National School Lunch Week in Michigan.