Nutrition is an essential part of a healthier lifestyle, but for many who cannot afford healthier foods, it can be difficult to achieve the desired healthier lifestyle.
The foodservice industry has been a contributing factor in improving the lives of others that desire nutritious foods for their loved ones. Pride in Food Service Week aims to showcase how impactful those in the foodservice industry can be to others and encourages those in the industry to be proud of their jobs.
History of Pride in Food Service Week
Founded by the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP), Pride in Food Service Week celebrates the accomplishments and hard work that those in the food service industry work towards to keep food services up to standard and up to par with federal service regulations.
The Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals has been a non-profit organization serving its communities all over the United States since the early 1960s. Today, the ANFP has over 14,000 professionals dedicated to the practice of providing nutritional care.
The organization engages research, education, and charitable causes to promote the role of dietary professionals in foodservice management and food safety.
Beginning back in 1991, Pride in Food Service Week is just one of their holidays that allows them to appreciate their members as well as others in the foodservice industry that care about the nutrition and safety of people’s food.
Throughout the week, people give gifts to those that plan, develop and serve nutritious meals to nursing homes, hospitals, and schools all over the country. During this time, the ANFP also hosts an annual contest to allow those in the industry to share their stories and tell people how they’re going to celebrate the week.
How to Celebrate Pride in Food Service Week
Celebrate Pride in Food Service Week by taking the time out to thank those that you know that work hard to provide the best healthy meals for families everywhere.
Plan a surprise party for them if you know them personally. Give them gifts and thank them for the hard work that they do for their communities. Teach your family members about the importance of nutrition in meals and take the time to change the way you view your food.
Share this holiday on social media using the hashtags #PIFSW19 t and let your friends and family know that this week’s all about thanking those that care about your family’s nutrition and health.