School Lunch Hero Day is a national celebration in honor of the hard-working individuals who prepare healthy meals to our students every single day. Between preparing healthy meals for America's students, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies and offering service with a smile, school nutrition professionals are true heroes! School Lunch Hero Day is the perfect opportunity to recognize the hardworking professionals in your school cafeteria.
Here are a few fun facts you may not know about your Super Lunch Ladies this year:
Numbers are from August 17, 2015 to April 30, 2016
They have served approximately 48,000 Breakfast. At this rate that will be 54,000 this school year.
They have serve approximately 190,000 lunches. At this rate that will be 216,000 this school year.
For the IDOE and the USDA we will have close to 302,000 meal equivalents served this year.
100% of our employees take the National ServSafe Class?
Do you know that only 1 person in every restaurant you eat in takes the class?
Elementary Lunch Ladies know almost every child's name in the building, and they only see them for a few seconds everyday.
Middle and High Lunch ladies serve approximately 200 students in 10 minutes at each lunch period
There are approximately 700 cases of food that they put away weekly.
Lead Cooks and Managers could spend up to 1 hour in the freezer with a temperature of -1 or lower.
They sweep and mop the kitchen and serving lines every day.
How many loads of trays, pots and pans go through the dish machine daily? To many to count!
Jarrett J. Krosoczka has written 10 books about his Lunch Ladies from his school days.
Just like all the staff at Hanover Community School Coporation, these 27 ladies are hard working, dedicated, compassionate people.
Please give your Super Lunch Ladies a hand on Friday!