When we think about heroes, our minds often go to the movies, to the action scenes with people running into burning buildings to save someone, or maybe even doctors or nurses caring for patients daily.
While these are certainly important in some ways, we'd like to argue for another profession to be included in the coveted category of hero:
School Nutrition Professionals.
Today, May 1, is National School Lunch Hero Day. This day takes on even more significance in a post-COVID world where schools are closing, and it's becoming harder and more challenging to keep all of our students fed.
We could sit back and admire what these amazing women and men are doing day-in, day-out, but that's not the way we do things here at Ignite. A huge part of our abilities as foodservice consultants is to help school nutrition professionals design kitchens that create inviting food for the students and ease of use for the staff.
We cover a large part of the Western United States, and while it would be impossible to show every face for every school lunch hero we'd like to recognize, we can show you a snapshot with our contributions to their efforts.