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Celebrating our Nutrition Services Superheroes

Between preparing delicious food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, our Linn-Mar nutrition professionals have a lot on their plate.

To celebrate their hard work and commitment, Linn-Mar will celebrate School Lunch Hero Day on May 5. 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 allows 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. Some of the Linn-Mar team will be decked out in superhero attire to celebrate School Lunch Hero Day!

“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 Stacy Fish Linn-Mar Nutrition Services  Manager.

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.  

Get the details about School Lunch Hero Day at To learn more about the Linn-Mar school nutrition program, visit our nutrition services page on our website.