Tuesday, October 17, 2017
National School Lunch week is observed every October to highlight the importance of in-school nutrition. First initiated in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy, this observation highlights the 30 million children who are served every day through school lunches and breakfasts. MPS is proud of the many school nutritionists and kitchen workers who serve children every day.
In Wisconsin, more than 485,000 school lunches are served every day, with more than 55,000 lunches served daily in MPS. Federal guidelines and school nutritionists ensure that children receive balanced, healthy meals.
Milwaukee Public Schools offers free breakfast and lunch to every student each school day. For many children, school meals are a significant portion of their daily nutrition and are essential to ensuring that children are ready to learn and can concentrate on graduating with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in college or the workplace.
Ensuring students’ health and well-being aligns with MPS’ Eight Big Ideas to promote student achievement, and works to place every student on a pathway to personal success.
MPS is looking for more workers to join the school lunch team! To learn more and apply, visit the MPS Job Openings page.