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Scarselli goes bananas for school lunches

Staff Reports

Greeted by a bowl of bananas dolled up like dolphins, parents were invited into Scarselli Elementary on Oct. 17 to eat a healthy meal with their children in honor of National School Lunch Week.

The theme of the week Oct. 15-19 was "Lots 2 Love," encouraging students and lunch staff to share what they love most about school lunch programs.

Nicole Davis and Lisa Frankiewich have 31 years between them and the women play a big role in running the cafeteria, Principal Susan McNeall said.

They said they were proud that they cook homemade and from-scratch meals for the school's children.

Five-year-old Harper Hale sat with her parents and 3-year old brother at the lunch.

Harper said her favorite thing about school lunches is that she gets to eat oranges every day.

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Jordy Foster and Brenda Cahn keep the kitchen and the line running smoothly in the cafeteria.

Organizers featured healthy foods that are offered every lunchtime at the school, located in the Gardnerville Ranchos.

Lunch at Scarselli offers whole grains every day, including brown rice, whole-wheat buns, breads and whole corn taco shells. Additionally they have fresh fruit and vegetables offered on a salad bar daily. The offerings this week included garden side salad, grapes, apples and bananas.

The federally funded National School Lunch Program provides nutritionally balanced, healthy meals to students every day. The program, which has been serving the nation's children for more than 70 years, requires school meals to meet federal nutrition standards.

The campaign is made possible by the nonprofit School Nutrition Association.

Parents and students can follow the program on Twitter using the hashtags #NSLW18, #SchoolLunch, and #Lots2Love. They can also heck out the School Nutrition Program on Facebook and Instagram: http://www.facebook.com/DCSDNutritionServices/ and @schoolnutirition_dcsd