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Looking Forward
To Monday Morning

Fun With Food #4:
A Year of Food Celebrations


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CELEBRATING WITH FOOD:
MONTH BY MONTH

Did you know that January is National Soup Month? Winter is a perfect time for Soup Month, and a perfect opportunity to plan a special lunch for your staff. Offer several different types of soup, provide bowls or cups and soup spoons and crackers, and -- voila! -- a celebration.

National Soup Month is only one of many weeks or months designated by food manufacturers to feature and advertise food products. Wouldn't it be fun to follow the food-celebration calendar and plan a monthly Monday lunch to coincide with those food themes?

[content block] Here is a list of some of the special months that happen throughout the year. You might know of other food celebrations that are local or regional in orientation.

January

  • Hot Tea Month
  • Soup Month
  • International Coffee Gourmet Month
  • Oatmeal Month

February

  • Great American Pie Month
  • National Snack Food Month
  • Potato Lover's Month

March

  • National Noodle Month
  • American Chocolate Week (third week of the month)
  • National Nutrition Month

April

  • Egg Salad Week (this is always the week after Easter)
  • National Jelly Bean Day (April 22)

May

  • National Barbecue Month
  • National Egg Month
  • National Salad Month
  • National Strawberry Month

June

  • National Dairy Month
  • National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month
  • National Iced Tea Month
  • National Soul Food Month

July

  • National Hot Dog Month
  • National Ice Cream Month
  • National Blueberry Month
  • National Picnic Month

August

  • National Catfish Month
  • Peach Month

September

  • National Chicken Month
  • National Rice Month
  • National Honey Month
  • All-American Breakfast Month
  • National Potato Month

October

  • Hunger Awareness Month (plan a school-wide canned food drive too)
  • Pasta Month
  • Pizza Month
  • National Cookie Month
  • National Chili Month
  • National Seafood Month

November

  • Peanut Butter Lover's Month
  • National Raisin Bread Month

December
We found no special food days in December. You might focus this month full of multicultural holidays on foods with an international flavor.

QUOTE THIS!

A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.
~ Unknown

The new year begins in a snow-storm of white vows.
~ George Carlin

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Drive your staff happy!
Diane

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