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Special Promotions and Smart Snacks in Schools

Special Promotions

Many of our school cafeterias plan special events and promotions to make meal time fun and to encourage students to eat healthy meals. Some of our events include the following:

  • Welcome Back to School! (August)
  • National School Lunch Week (October)
  • N.C. Crunch (October)
  • International Foods Week (November)
  • Sports Month (January)
  • President’s Day and Mardi Gras (February)
  • National Nutrition Month and National School Breakfast Week (March)
  • Read Across America! (March)
  • School Lunch Hero Day (May)
  • School Nutrition Professional Week (May)
  • Farm 2 School (throughout the school year)


It is the policy of School Nutrition Services that promotions are designed to include ALL children. The purchase of a meal is not necessary to participate in any promotion or to receive any prizes or special treats that may be given away in connection with the meal program promotion.

Extra Items

All cafeterias offer a variety of snacks and beverages as extra items. These foods are offered in addition to, not in place of, the regular menu at an additional cost. All food items offered are in compliance with USDA Smart Snacks regulations and are restricted in fat, sugar, sodium, trans fat, and calories.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 


Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.


To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter 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;


(2)        fax: (202) 690-7442; or


(3)        email:


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