Lakeville Area Schools recognizes October 19-23, 2020 as Food and Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week. Our student nutrition employees are committed to supporting our children through caringly providing nutritious meals to our more than 11,000 Lakeville Area students. This week we celebrate our thanks and gratitude to these kind men and women.
Whereas: Student nutrition employees are essential workers dedicated to preparing and distributing meals directly to our students;
Whereas: Student nutrition employees keep parents and students informed of all menus, ingredients, allergens, nutrition, and food descriptions by updating the online menu and mobile app;
Whereas: This past spring, student nutrition staff served meals during distance learning through an outdoor curbside pickup while encountering all weather conditions;
Whereas: This fall, a temporarily downsized staff of 65 full and part time and 8 substitute student nutrition employees have diversified by completely reorganizing their meal delivery system to include in-school lunches, take-home meals, and curbside pick-ups for distance learning students;
Whereas: Student nutrition employees are ready to pivot to support the nutritional needs of our community during the current and next phases of the pandemic.
Therefore, let it be resolved: The Board of Education hereby extends its appreciation to student nutrition employees, and declares October 19-23, 2020 to be Food and Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week in Lakeville Area Schools.