National Take Your Parents To Lunch Day is celebrated annually. The holiday is dedicated to giving parents a memorable moment to connect with their children and learn more about the efforts being made to provide healthy school lunches.
The first celebration of this day was organized in 2015, with parents interacting with their children in school cafeterias, getting acquainted with their food preferences, and learning about the conditions in which their children dine and talk to canteen staff. This is a great opportunity to learn about other aspects of school life not related to grades, as well as to see what is happening in the school kitchen.
- In 1946, President Harry Truman signed the National School Lunch Act, launching the program with federal support.
- In 1946, 7.1 million children participated in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
- By 2016, this number had grown to 30.4 million children.
How to take part
On National Take Your Parents To Lunch Day, visit your children’s school. Take the time to learn about your child’s eating habits and talk to other parents who have already participated in the event. Share your experience on social media using the hashtag #TakeYourParentsToLunchDay, and read other people’s stories about the holiday. If your school doesn’t host the holiday, you can consider forming a parent committee to arrange it.
When is National Take Your Parents To Lunch Day celebrated in 2023?
National Take Your Parents To Lunch Day is observed on the Wednesday of the second full week in October each year.