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School Foodservice

School Lunch Hero Day

School Lunch Hero Day is coming up on May 3rd! Beyond celebrating the heroes that make your lunch room great, celebrate the veggies that make your plate great! Potatoes are a great source of nutrients to power student’s performance throughout the school day. They’re more energy packed than any other veggie, while also being a lunch room favorite.

For this year’s School Lunch Hero day, make potatoes the hero of your lunch line. Effective immediately, schools participating in the School Breakfast Program may credit any vegetable offered, including potatoes and other starchy vegetables, in place of fruit without including vegetables from other subgroups in the weekly menus. This change was spurred on by a survey by the National Potato Council that was conducted with over 300 foodservice directors individual beliefs about potatoes at breakfast.

Here’s what was said:

Click the image to view the National Potato Council survey results summary

Tell us how you feel about potatoes being credited at breakfast! If you like this law change, share your love on social media and show us how you menu potatoes at breakfast!


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