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School Nutrition Employee Week 2018

Join Us In Celebrating School Nutrition Employee Week: May 7-11, 2018

On Friday, May 4th, our Urbandale Nutrition Services Department  kicked off School Nutrition Employee Week (May 7-11) by celebrating the 6th Annual School Lunch Hero Day! School Lunch Hero Day was inspired by the “Lunch Lady” book series written by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, which reveals how cafeteria staff provide more than just food, and illustrates how powerful a heartfelt thank you can be.

Our Urbandale Nutrition Services Department prepares and serves nutritional meals for over 3,900 students on a daily basis. Most restaurants would be hard-pressed to maintain the level of quality, service and dedication that is required in order to support such a substantial demand. The mission of the Nutrition Services Department is to ensure food of high nutritious quality is made available to each student in the district in an atmosphere of cleanliness, cheerfulness and personal caring.

During School Nutrition Employee Week, we encourage you to share your appreciation with the Nutrition Services professionals in your school. We extend a wholehearted “thank you” to our Nutrition Services Team for providing our students and staff with healthy meals throughout the day that make a positive difference in so many lives! #WeAppreciateU