[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 198 (Wednesday, October 14, 1998)]
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Part VI





The President





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Proclamation 7137--National School Lunch Week, 1998



Proclamation 7138--General Pulaski Memorial Day, 1998



Proclamation 7139--National Children's Day, 1998


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Federal Register / Vol. 63, No. 198 / Wednesday, October 14, 1998 / 
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The President

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                Proclamation 7137 of October 9, 1998

                
National School Lunch Week, 1998

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                When the National School Lunch Program was established 
                by President Truman in 1946, it built upon decades of 
                local commitment by parents, educators, and community 
                leaders who recognized a simple but important fact: 
                hungry children can't learn. Today, for millions of 
                students, the National School Lunch Program provides 
                nutritious meals that serve as a vital foundation for 
                learning and growing. Many of these children receive 
                their only nutritious meal of the day at school. Thanks 
                to this practical and effective program, children and 
                adolescents in school cafeterias across our country not 
                only have the opportunity to enjoy a wholesome and 
                balanced meal each day, but they also begin to 
                understand the importance of making healthy eating 
                choices.

                Unfortunately, the eating habits of America's children 
                and adolescents often fall short. Parents, educators, 
                school administrators, food service professionals, and 
                community leaders must work in partnership to ensure 
                that our youth learn the importance of good nutrition 
                to overall good health. Learning about nutrition in 
                school and having the daily opportunity to eat a well-
                balanced meal can help children develop the eating 
                habits necessary to excel in the classroom and in life.

                In recognition of the contributions of the National 
                School Lunch Program to the health, education, and 
                well-being of our Nation's children, the Congress, by 
                joint resolution of October 9, 1962 (Public Law 87-
                780), has designated the week beginning on the second 
                Sunday in October of each year as ``National School 
                Lunch Week'' and has requested the President to issue a 
                proclamation in observance of this week.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, WILLIAM J. CLINTON, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim October 11 
                through October 17, 1998, as National School Lunch 
                Week. I call upon all Americans to join the dedicated 
                individuals who lead child nutrition programs at the 
                State and local levels in appropriate activities and 
                celebrations that promote these programs.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                ninth day of October, in the year of our Lord nineteen 
                hundred and ninety-eight, and of the Independence of 
                the United States of America the two hundred and 
                twenty-third.

                    (Presidential Sig.)

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