School Lunch Hero Day

Lewisburg, WV– Between preparing delicious food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, Greenbrier County child nutrition professionals have a lot on their plate. To celebrate their hard work and commitment, Greenbrier County schools will celebrate School Lunch Hero Day on May 3. This day, celebrated annually since 2013, was designated by The School Nutrition Association and Jarrett Krosoczka, author of the “Lunch Lady” graphic novel series.  School Lunch Hero Day provides an opportunity for parents, students, school staff and communities to thank those who provide healthy meals to nearly 30 million of America’s students each school day.  


All across the school district, school nutrition professionals will be honored and recognized by students, school staff, parents, and the community. Each school will celebrate their child nutrition staff along with Child Nutrition Coordinator Jenny Curry recognizing the staff for their daily efforts feeding our students. 


“School nutrition employees must balance many roles and follow numerous federal, state and local regulations to ensure safe and healthy meals are available in schools. School Lunch Hero Day provides the opportunity for the community to thank these hardworking heroes for their dedication to fueling our students for success,” said Jenny Curry, Child Nutrition Coordinator for Greenbrier County Schools.  


Federal nutrition standards ensure that school cafeterias always offer low-fat or fat-free milk, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein.  School meals also meet limits on calories, sodium and unhealthy fats.  The importance and nutritional value of school meals are well documented. For many children, school lunch is the most important and nutrient-rich meal of their day.  Greenbrier County is a total CEP County where all students eat free breakfast, lunch and supper.  We serve around 2100 breakfasts daily with 3200 lunches daily.   


Get the details about School Lunch Hero Day at To learn more about the school nutrition program for Greenbrier County Schools visit


The School Nutrition Association (SNA) is a national, non-profit professional organization representing 50,000 school nutrition professionals across the country. Founded in 1946, SNA and its members are dedicated to making healthy school meals and nutrition education available to all students. To find out more about today’s school meals, visit