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Louisiana School Lunch Week - Contest Info and Recipes


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Louisiana School Lunch Week
March 11-15, 2024

Contest Information Packet

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The 2024 Louisiana School Lunch theme is Louisiana Festival of Flavors. The great state of Louisiana participated in a USDA standardized recipe project to engage regional school nutrition leadership in the developing standardized school meal recipes. These recipes reflect regional and cultural taste preferences of the state’s African American, Cajun, Creole and Asian communities. The recipes are designed to educate students on the foods produced in Louisiana and their nutritional benefits. Local agricultural products featured in the recipes include sweet potatoes, catfish, shrimp, honey, purple rice, brown rice, beef, sausage, bell peppers, lettuce, and tomatoes.

During the week of March 11-15, 2024, show off Louisiana food products that are prepared for students in your District. Display the recipes that are highlighted in the Festival of Flavors campaign and also showcase the Louisiana products that are used to create these delicious meals. Let us see the hard-working staff that prepares the healthy meals and the students enjoying the delicious meals you prepared. We recommend project displays, contests and prizes to engage your students. Above all make everything FUN!! Note: Festival of Flavors recipes must be used for LSLW 2024. Recipes may be found on the: Louisiana Fit Kids Festival of Flavors Webpage .

Winners will be notified in writing and will be recognized at the Annual Conference in June 2024. Scrapbooks and videos will be returned at the SNAL Conference in June 2024. All Scrapbook and Video entries must be postmarked by Friday, April 26, 2024.

For more information and entry instructions, read the Louisiana School Lunch Week 2024 Contest Information Packet.