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Celebrating School Lunch Week

Food Service Assistants

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.

Students with AppleIn 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.

Nutrition Week AnnouncementsEnsuring 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.

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Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to accelerating student achievement, building positive relationships between youth and adults and cultivating leadership at all levels. The district’s commitment to improvement continues to show results:

  • More MPS students are taking college-level Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses;
  • The MPS Class of 2017 earned $62+ million in scholarships; and
  • MPS is home to seven of the state and nation’s top high schools according to U.S. News and World Report and the Washington Post.

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