National School Lunch Week, 2005, 59979-59980 [05-20656]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 197 / Thursday, October 13, 2005, / Presidential Documents 59979 Presidential Documents Proclamation 7942 of October 7, 2005 National School Lunch Week, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Since 1946, the National School Lunch Program has contributed to the welfare of our Nation’s youth and the academic mission of our schools. Each year during National School Lunch Week, we recognize this valuable program and highlight the continuing importance of providing America’s children with access to nutritious meals. Today, nearly 100,000 public and private schools and residential child care institutions are implementing the National School Lunch Program, providing fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, and other nutritious food choices to an average of 29 million children each school day. The School Breakfast Program and the availability of after-school snacks as part of the School Lunch Program give children additional opportunities to receive a more wholesome diet. Through the National School Lunch Program, school officials and food service professionals continue to demonstrate their dedication to our Nation’s youth. To support these efforts, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Team Nutrition provides important nutrition education programs for children and technical training programs for food service professionals to assist them in preparing healthy school lunches. The National School Lunch Program also supports the HealthierUS School Challenge, an initiative that recognizes schools and local communities for actively promoting healthy lifestyles. By encouraging healthy eating habits and access to nutritious food, we are helping America’s young people succeed in school, and we are helping protect them against childhood obesity, diabetes, and the risk of other serious health problems later in life. In recognition of the contributions of the National School Lunch Program to the health, education, and well-being of America’s children, the Congress, by joint resolution of October 9, 1962 (Public Law 87–780), as amended, has designated the week beginning on the second Sunday in October of each year as ‘‘National School Lunch Week,’’ and has requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this week. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim October 9 through October 15, 2005, as National School Lunch Week. I call upon all Americans to join the dedicated individuals who administer the National School Lunch Program in appropriate activities that support the health and well-being of our Nation’s children. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:35 Oct 12, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\13OCD1.SGM 13OCD1 59980 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 197 / Thursday, October 13, 2005, / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth. W [FR Doc. 05–20656 Filed 10–12–05; 9:18 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:35 Oct 12, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\13OCD1.SGM 13OCD1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 197 (Thursday, October 13, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 59979-59980]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-20656]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 197 / Thursday, October 13, 2005, / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 7942 of October 7, 2005

                
National School Lunch Week, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Since 1946, the National School Lunch Program has 
                contributed to the welfare of our Nation's youth and 
                the academic mission of our schools. Each year during 
                National School Lunch Week, we recognize this valuable 
                program and highlight the continuing importance of 
                providing America's children with access to nutritious 
                meals.

                Today, nearly 100,000 public and private schools and 
                residential child care institutions are implementing 
                the National School Lunch Program, providing fresh 
                fruits and vegetables, milk, and other nutritious food 
                choices to an average of 29 million children each 
                school day. The School Breakfast Program and the 
                availability of after-school snacks as part of the 
                School Lunch Program give children additional 
                opportunities to receive a more wholesome diet.

                Through the National School Lunch Program, school 
                officials and food service professionals continue to 
                demonstrate their dedication to our Nation's youth. To 
                support these efforts, the U.S. Department of 
                Agriculture's Team Nutrition provides important 
                nutrition education programs for children and technical 
                training programs for food service professionals to 
                assist them in preparing healthy school lunches. The 
                National School Lunch Program also supports the 
                HealthierUS School Challenge, an initiative that 
                recognizes schools and local communities for actively 
                promoting healthy lifestyles. By encouraging healthy 
                eating habits and access to nutritious food, we are 
                helping America's young people succeed in school, and 
                we are helping protect them against childhood obesity, 
                diabetes, and the risk of other serious health problems 
                later in life.

                In recognition of the contributions of the National 
                School Lunch Program to the health, education, and 
                well-being of America's children, the Congress, by 
                joint resolution of October 9, 1962 (Public Law 87-
                780), as amended, has designated the week beginning on 
                the second Sunday in October of each year as ``National 
                School Lunch Week,'' and has requested the President to 
                issue a proclamation in observance of this week.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim October 9 
                through October 15, 2005, as National School Lunch 
                Week. I call upon all Americans to join the dedicated 
                individuals who administer the National School Lunch 
                Program in appropriate activities that support the 
                health and well-being of our Nation's children.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                seventh day of October, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand five, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

[FR Doc. 05-20656
Filed 10-12-05; 9:18 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P