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Surry County School Nutrition Maintains Nutritious Impact on Education as USDA Extends Free Meals for All Kids

Surry County School Nutrition Maintains Nutritious Impact on Education as USDA Extends Free Meals for All Kids

Surry County School Nutrition is happy to report the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has again extended free meals. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary, Sonny Perdue recently announced the continuation of free school meals for all children throughout the entire 2020-2021 school year. This means students in the Surry County Schools will continue to benefit from free breakfasts and free lunches throughout the remainder of this school year. In other news, President Donald Trump proclaimed this week National School Lunch Week 2020. During the week of October 12 through 16, School Nutrition professionals across the country celebrate National School Lunch Week. School meal programs serve nearly 30 million children each day. Healthy school meals make a positive impact on education inside and outside the classroom. “This is great news for families struggling to make ends meet and great news for school nutrition professionals working so hard to support families throughout the pandemic. We are extremely proud of our school nutrition staff and their determination to feed children throughout the pandemic. They have worked tirelessly to provide hot meals and options children enjoy,” stated Mrs. Sherri Parks, School Nutrition