Louisiana Fit Kids Blog

National School Lunch Week

8/19/2019

National School Lunch Week (NSLW) is an annual celebration that began in 1962 as a way to promote the importance of a healthy school lunch in a child’s life. During this weeklong celebration, sponsors celebrate in their cafeterias, schools, and districts ... Read More

2019 Farm to School Census - Make It Count Louisiana!

8/08/2019

What is the Farm to School Census? The Farm to School Census captures information about the level to which farm to school efforts are underway or increasing across the nation. In 2013, the USDA conducted the first nationwide Farm to School Census. In ... Read More

St. Helena Parish School District Wins Turnip the Beet Award from USDA

7/02/2019

The ideal location to serve summer meals is where kids already go during the summer! St. Helena College and Career Academy in Greensburg, Louisiana is in the sweet spot for the Summer Meals Program in St. Helena Parish. The Academy is a hub for summer ... Read More

Create a Healthy School Culture with the Louisiana Healthy Schools: School Health Advisory Council Guidebook

6/18/2019

In May 2019, the Louisiana School Health Advisory Council published the Louisiana Healthy Schools Guidebook. The guidebook aims to assist school districts and schools with creating effective and efficient school health teams – representing all ten components ... Read More

Serving Up MyPlate

6/17/2019

Serving Up MyPlate is a collection of classroom materials that helps elementary school teachers integrate nutrition education into Math, Science, English Language Arts, and Health. This yummy curriculum introduces the importance of eating from all five food ... Read More