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National School Lunch Week
Level Up with School Lunch: October 9-13

NSLW Theme

TDA is excited to announce this school year’s National School Lunch Week (NSLW) theme: Level Up with School Lunch! We are pleased to share that the theme aligns with the School Nutrition Association which will make planning for and participating in this national celebration more convenient for you and your school.

The Level Up with School Lunch theme is intended to engage students and encourage them to eat healthy school meals by linking nutritious foods to video games that resonate with them. Students can gain health points (aka “HP”) with fruits and vegetables or “Power Up” with protein food from your menu. 

Level up recipes, student engagement, and fun at your school! 
Are you ready to get your NSLW Game on? It’s time to plan your NSLW 2023 campaign. The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) has created no cost materials that enable you and your staff to easily promote participation in NSLW, October 9-13.

Access digital materials and order printed resources below including Cafeteria posters, Taste Testing Toolkit, Menus, and more! 

NSLW Implementation Toolkit 
Not sure where to begin? Review the Implementation Toolkit first to learn more about the NSLW resources available along with ideas on how to implement them, and a timeline to help you stay organized and aid in your planning process.  

Implementation Toolkit – Guide that describes the no cost, NSLW themed menus, activities, and promotion resources available through TDA and creative ways to utilize them for your NSLW celebrations. 

How did YOUR school celebrate National School Lunch Week?
TDA wants to hear about what your school did to "Level Up with School Lunch"! Please complete this short survey about your NSLW celebrations. Thanks!! 
NSLW Resources
The Material Order Form is now closed. Digital resources are available for download in the sections below. 

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Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help. Additional translations services available as well.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

1. Mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
2. Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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