Across the nation there are over 40,000 schools with farm-to-school programs bringing more fresh, healthy, and locally produced foods into their cafeterias, including approximately 1200 schools in Washington state and all of the public schools in Whatcom County!

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Healthy eating has a profound impact on a child’s ability to learn, and creates positive attitudes and behaviors. So what makes a meal healthy and …

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There is growing interest in connecting fresh and local foods with school lunch programs.  With childhood obesity, diabetes, and other nutrition-related diseases on the rise, …

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School Lunch Heroes


Dee & Pat, Cordata Elementary School Lunch Heroes.

Whatcom County School Nutrition Staff are the unsung heroes in schools, providing students the nourishment they need to succeed in the classroom. Across Whatcom County, districts will be recognizing the valuable role these every day heroes play by celebrating 2015 School Lunch Hero Day. While the official School Lunch Hero Day is May 1, local schools’ celebrations of their Heroes will take place throughout early May.

School Lunch Hero Day is a nationally recognized opportunity to thank the school nutrition professionals who serve 30 million students each day. This initiative was originally inspired by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author and illustrator of the popular LUNCH LADY graphic novel series, and is now widely promoted by the School Nutrition Association.

Locally, School Lunch Hero celebrations are being coordinated by Whatcom Farm-to-School, and sponsored by the Whatcom Community Foundation’s Sustainable Whatcom Fund. School Lunch Hero Day details, ideas, and downloads in English and Spanish are available at


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Founder of School Lunch Hero Day, Jarrett Krosoczka, talks about why “Lunch Ladies” are heroes