NATIONAL TAKE YOUR PARENTS TO LUNCH DAY
National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day on the second Wednesday in October encourages students to invite their parents to lunch. Parents will visit their children’s school during this event and have a meal with them in the school cafeteria.
The goal of the day is to learn more about what goes into putting together a healthy lunch. Parents and school officials have an opportunity to open the lines of communication so they can work together to provide kids with the healthiest meals possible. It’s also a terrific day to find out what your child enjoys about school lunches. When adults show an interest in the daily life of their children, they have the opportunity to learn their routine. They also see firsthand the potential for growth and keeping your child’s brain fed for learning.
Giving children the opportunity to show adults the ropes in the lunchroom will also cue you into where they may struggle. What’s working for them? Which foods should your child try more of? Providing follow-up with and networking with the school becomes a powerful way to help students stay healthy and fueled all day long.
HOW TO OBSERVE TAKE YOUR PARENTS TO LUNCH DAY
Children, invite your parents to join you for lunch. If your school doesn’t currently participate in the day, encourage them to add it as an event. Parents, throughout the school year, join your children for lunch. Find out more about their day. Offer to volunteer during lunch, too. Use #TakeYourParentsToLunchDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL TAKE YOUR PARENTS TO LUNCH DAY HISTORY
Take Your Parents To Lunch Day is promoted annually by Kiwi Magazine. Click here for more information on how you or your school can participate.