Take Your Child to Work day is Thursday, April 23, and Olive Garden is celebrating with a free meal.

More than 37 million family members particpated in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day in 2014 at more than 3.5 million workplaces. The foundation partnered with Olive Garden to offer a free children's menu item for every adult entree purchased Thursday. If your company participates, taking your child to work is a great way to inspire them to think about their career possibilities in a hands-on environment.

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The children's menu includes pasta with tomato, meat or alfredo sauce, pizza, cheese ravioli, chicken fingers and pasta and macaroni and cheese,

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There are five Olive Garden locations on Long Island (Valley Stream, Westbury, Massapequa, Bay Shore and Centereach). You can find the free kids' meal coupon at olivegarden.com.