October 16, 2020 President Trump proclaimed this week National School Lunch Week, highlighting the vital role of school nutrition professionals in ensuring that children in all communities nationwide continue to get nutritious meals, despite the challenges posed by the current public health emergency. To keep this work going, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue recently announced that all children will receive free meals. You do not need to do anything to get started. The status of your child’s account has been changed to not charge for meals. However, any additional items or ala carte items are not included.