National School Lunch Week, 2019, 55489-55490 [2019-22797]

Download as PDF 55489 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 201 Thursday, October 17, 2019 Title 3— Proclamation 9948 of October 11, 2019 The President National School Lunch Week, 2019 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During National School Lunch Week, we recognize the school lunch programs across our country that nourish our children with nutritious, Americangrown food that they need to learn in the classroom and work toward bright futures. By ensuring all students have access to well-balanced meals, we can help our Nation’s youth maintain healthy lifestyles and help them achieve success in the classroom and beyond. Established in 1946, the National School Lunch Program provides lowcost or free lunches to more than 29 million children in nearly 100,000 public and residential child-care institutions across our country. Since its creation, the number of students served by the program has quadrupled, and school cafeterias now serve nearly 5 billion lunches annually. This successful Federal, State, and local partnership would not be possible without the assistance of thousands of food service professionals, school administrators, community members, and parents. As a nation, we are grateful for those who go above and beyond to ensure all children are able to focus on their education and development instead of worrying about their next lunch. America’s farmers, ranchers, and producers also play a role in ensuring our children’s plates are filled with healthy, domestically sourced foods. This year, my Administration awarded a record high of more than $9 million in Farm to School Program grants, increasing access to local food and strengthening links to agriculture for more than 3.2 million children in 42 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Through our efforts to increase the amount of local food in our country’s schools, we are promoting the success of both our farmers and ranchers and our Nation’s children. To emphasize the importance of the National School Lunch Program to our youth’s nutrition, the Congress, by joint resolution of October 9, 1962 (Public Law 87–780), has designated the week beginning on the second Sunday in October each year as ‘‘National School Lunch Week’’ and has requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this week. NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 13 through October 19, 2019, as National School Lunch Week. I call upon all Americans to join the countless individuals who administer the National School Lunch Program in activities that support and promote awareness of the health and well-being of our Nation’s children. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:48 Oct 16, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17OCD0.SGM 17OCD0 55490 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 201 / Thursday, October 17, 2019 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eleventh day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortyfourth. [FR Doc. 2019–22797 Filed 10–16–19; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:48 Oct 16, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17OCD0.SGM 17OCD0 Trump.EPS</GPH> Billing code 3295–F0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 201 (Thursday, October 17, 2019)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-22797]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 201 / Thursday, October 17, 2019 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9948 of October 11, 2019

                
National School Lunch Week, 2019

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                During National School Lunch Week, we recognize the 
                school lunch programs across our country that nourish 
                our children with nutritious, American-grown food that 
                they need to learn in the classroom and work toward 
                bright futures. By ensuring all students have access to 
                well-balanced meals, we can help our Nation's youth 
                maintain healthy lifestyles and help them achieve 
                success in the classroom and beyond.

                Established in 1946, the National School Lunch Program 
                provides low-cost or free lunches to more than 29 
                million children in nearly 100,000 public and 
                residential child-care institutions across our country. 
                Since its creation, the number of students served by 
                the program has quadrupled, and school cafeterias now 
                serve nearly 5 billion lunches annually. This 
                successful Federal, State, and local partnership would 
                not be possible without the assistance of thousands of 
                food service professionals, school administrators, 
                community members, and parents. As a nation, we are 
                grateful for those who go above and beyond to ensure 
                all children are able to focus on their education and 
                development instead of worrying about their next lunch.

                America's farmers, ranchers, and producers also play a 
                role in ensuring our children's plates are filled with 
                healthy, domestically sourced foods. This year, my 
                Administration awarded a record high of more than $9 
                million in Farm to School Program grants, increasing 
                access to local food and strengthening links to 
                agriculture for more than 3.2 million children in 42 
                States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. 
                Through our efforts to increase the amount of local 
                food in our country's schools, we are promoting the 
                success of both our farmers and ranchers and our 
                Nation's children.

                To emphasize the importance of the National School 
                Lunch Program to our youth's nutrition, the Congress, 
                by joint resolution of October 9, 1962 (Public Law 87-
                780), has designated the week beginning on the second 
                Sunday in October each year as ``National School Lunch 
                Week'' and has requested the President to issue a 
                proclamation in observance of this week.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim October 13 through 
                October 19, 2019, as National School Lunch Week. I call 
                upon all Americans to join the countless individuals 
                who administer the National School Lunch Program in 
                activities that support and promote awareness of the 
                health and well-being of our Nation's children.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                eleventh day of October, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                fourth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2019-22797
Filed 10-16-19; 8:45 am]
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