National Take Your Parents To Lunch Day - October
Wed, Oct 12, 2022

National Take Your Parents To Lunch Day

National Take Your Parents To Lunch Day is celebrated annually. The meaning of the holiday is to give parents a memorable moment, to communicate with them. At the same time, adults can learn more about their children’s school lunches. The administration of educational institutions, thanks to the assistance of the parents of students, is constantly developing a system that will provide the most healthy nutrition for schoolchildren.


During this national day, parents interact with their children in school cafeterias and learn about the efforts being made to provide healthy meals for children. Also, adults get acquainted with the preferences of their children in food.

The first celebration of this day was organized in 2015. Together with their children, parents watch what foods their children eat, in what conditions they dine and how they talk to the canteen staff. This is a good opportunity to look at other aspects of school life, not related to grades. You can also see what is happening in the school kitchen.

National Take Your Parents To Lunch Day is one of the most important days in America’s schools. If parents want to take part in the holiday, but the nearest schools do not hold it, you can talk with the director of one of the educational institutions and try to arrange for this day. You can form a parent committee and conduct this event on your own.

Interesting facts

Here are some interesting facts about today:

  • in 1946, President Harry Truman signed the National School Lunch Act, the school lunch program began to be implemented with federal support;
  • in 1946, 7,1 million children took part in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP);
  • An important target was achieved in 2016: 30,4 million children benefited from

How to celebrate

On National Take Your Parents To Lunch Day, visit your children’s school. Take the time to learn about your child’s eating habits. Talk to other parents who have already received this unique knowledge, share with each other the experience gained from participating in such events. Share your unique story on social media or read other people’s stories about this holiday using the hashtag #TakeYourParentsToLunchDay.

When is National Take Your Parents To Lunch Day celebrated in 2022?

National Take Your Parents To Lunch Day is observed on the Wednesday of the second full week in October each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday October 12 2022
Wednesday October 11 2023
Wednesday October 16 2024
Wednesday October 15 2025
Wednesday October 14 2026