Louisiana Fit Kids Blog

Louisiana Team Nutrition Culinary Training Series - Part 1

11/16/2018

On October 25th and 26th, sixty child nutrition professionals from across the state participated in the first of a series of Team Nutrition Culinary Trainings. The session was held at the Louisiana Culinary Institute (LCI) in Baton Rouge. The training ... Read More

Healthy Schools Collaborative: New Orleans Summit

10/16/2018

Healthy Schools Collaborative: New Orleans Summit Wednesday, November 7, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm Smoothie King Center, New Orleans Healthy students are better learners. Learn how you can support healthier students! At the exclusive New Orleans Summit ... Read More

National School Lunch Week 2018

8/13/2018

Put school lunch in the spotlight and remind students, families, staff—and yourselves—that the heart of every school beats in its cafeteria, and that school nutrition professionals serve love on every tray. To recognize the National School Lunch Program and ... Read More

LaSalle Parish Schools Hosts Inaugural Summer Meals Program! No Kid Hungry Louisiana!

6/07/2018

LaSalle Parish Schools (LSPS) Child Nutrition Department is helping kids thrive this summer! Kids who rely on school meals during the school year, struggle to get enough to eat during the summer months. Free meals served at schools, libraries and community ... Read More

Louisiana Pastalaya Fit for Kids

6/05/2018

Child Nutrition Program leaders in Louisiana put a spin on a classic jambalaya recipe! It’s not your ordinary jambalaya with rice; instead they use pasta, making it Pastalaya - Child Nutrition Program approved! Robin Hollingsworth, St. Tammany Parish Public ... Read More

St. Tammany Parish Celebrates Healthy Kids Day 2018

4/26/2018

Healthy Kids Day is a national initiative of the YMCA. Healthy Kids Day encourages kids and parents to commit to keeping the body and mind active during the summer. Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out, grow and be healthy! Representatives ... Read More

Well-Ahead Louisiana and LDOE Award Fifteen Schools Mini-Grants

4/23/2018

Fifteen schools across Louisiana have been awarded $5,000 each to support healthier schools and create school environments that are conducive to healthy eating. A total of 47 schools applied for the Louisiana Team Nutrition mini-grant. In addition to the ... Read More

Louisiana Cycle Menus… Fit for Kids!

4/11/2018

Looking for inspiration while planning your menu? Need to make some substitutions? Thinking about adding some local flavor to your menu? Visit the Meal Pattern page on the www.louisianafitkids.com website! In addition to great resources like the Food Buying ... Read More

No Kid Hungry Louisiana Breakfast Challenge Regional and Grand Prize Winners!

3/09/2018

On March 5th, Governor John Bel Edwards signed a proclamation declaring March 5th-9th 2018 School Breakfast Week in Louisiana. On March 7th, Louisiana's First Lady, Donna Edwards, announced the winners of the No Kid Hungry K-12 School Breakfast challenge at ... Read More

National School Breakfast Week 2018

2/16/2018

To recognize the National School Breakfast Program and the 15 million children it serves every day, Louisiana Fit Kids and the Louisiana Department of Education Division of Nutrition Support will recognize National School Breakfast Week from March 5-9, 2018 ... Read More

Behind the Lunch Line

2/14/2018

Louisiana Fit Kids, Well-Ahead Louisiana and LSU’s School of Art teamed up to shed light on the professionals working each day to prepare healthy meals for Louisiana students. Johanna Warwick is the professor for The Studio & Light class for LSU and she works ... Read More

February 2018 Trainings from the Healthy Schools Training Krewe

1/11/2018

As we count down to Mardi Gras in Louisiana, make sure to mark your February 2018 calendar for the upcoming trainings hosted by the Healthy Schools Training Krewe! The Healthy Schools Training Krewe is a group of expert trainers from different organizations ... Read More

Guide to Applying for the Louisiana Team Nutrition Mini-Grant

1/10/2018

The Louisiana Department of Education and Well-Ahead Louisiana have teamed up to support healthier schools with funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Team Nutrition Training Grant. The three-year grant will allow the Louisiana Department of ... Read More

Pedaling 4 PE in Louisiana! December 11-14, 2017

11/30/2017

Louisiana Fit Kids is proud to promote our statewide partners that support a Healthier Louisiana! Eat Move Grow is a federally funded organization that offers a wide variety of engaging programs to children, families and schools in rural, underserved ... Read More

National School Lunch Week! Recipes for Success from Louisiana

10/11/2017

St. Tammany Parish Smarter Lunchrooms Recipes for Success! Fruit can be easily overlooked in the lunchroom. The fruit at Cypress Cove Elementary School is in the spotlight! Students are more likely to eat fruit that is convenient and easy to eat. When ... Read More

National School Lunch Week! Recipes for Success from Louisiana

10/10/2017

Louisiana School for the Deaf and Visually Impaired "At the Louisiana School for the Deaf and Visually Impaired (LSDVI), we take eating healthy seriously. Our staff is committed to serving students nutritious, visually appealing and tasty food. We want ... Read More

National School Lunch Week! Recipes for Success from Louisiana

10/09/2017

East Feliciana Public Schools East Feliciana Public Schools in Louisiana is celebrating National School Lunch Week (#NSLW) with a different activity each day! Activities include: Write a Recipe of Thank You to the Foodservice Staff, Share your Favorite ... Read More

2018 Farm to School Grant Program

10/06/2017

This October celebrate Farm to School Month by applying to the FY 2018 Farm to School Grant Program! The purpose of the USDA Farm to School Grant Program is to assist eligible entities in implementing farm to school programs that improve access to local ... Read More

Great Louisiana Satsuma Peel - October 24, 2017

10/03/2017

Celebrate Louisiana Farm to School Month by enjoying locally and regionally grown satsumas and other citrus fruits. Everyone is welcome to peel! Join students, children, teachers and good food supporters from across the state in the Great Louisiana Satsuma ... Read More

Web-based Interactive Food Buying Guide

10/02/2017

It’s now easier than ever to access the new Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs Interactive Web-based Tool. Create your account and verify with one simple click! The Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs (FBG) Interactive Web-Based Tool ... Read More

No Kid Hungry Louisiana - Resources

9/20/2017

Ending childhood hunger is a priority for Louisiana. Implementation of the statewide No Kid Hungry Campaign will increase access to breakfast, lunch and summer meals for Louisiana’s children. The No Kid Hungry Louisiana Campaign will also work to shine a ... Read More

National School Lunch Week 2017

9/18/2017

To recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day, Louisiana Fit Kids and the Louisiana Department of Education Division of Nutrition Support will recognize National School Lunch Week from October 9-13, 2017. The ... Read More

National Farm to School Network

8/28/2017

The National Farm to School Network (NFSN) brings people together, develops programs, drives policy change and educates on the benefits of farm to school and farm to early care and education at the local, state and national levels. Market Umbrella is the ... Read More

Got Jambalaya?

8/22/2017

School children in Louisiana appreciate regional cuisine. A hot bowl of Jambalaya on a brisk fall day hits the spot—especially in Calcasieu Parish. Jacqueline Richard, Calcasieu Parish School Nutrition Program Director says, “Our kids really love the ... Read More

Louisiana Healthy Schools Training Krewe. Healthy Schools. Healthy Children.

8/16/2017

The Louisiana Healthy Schools Training Krewe is a group of expert trainers from different organizations that have joined together to support healthier schools. The Krewe is able to provide free professional development/workshops to schools and school district ... Read More

Louisiana Farm to School Conference to Take Place on October 24th, 2017

8/09/2017

BATON ROUGE, La. –The LSU AgCenter will host a Farm to School conference on October 24th at Pennington Biomedical Research Center. "The statewide conference is a forum for attendees to be more familiar with the 3 aspects of farm to school (school gardening ... Read More

No Kid Hungry Louisiana

7/20/2017

Governor and First Lady Edwards attended a National Governor’s Association meeting earlier this year and learned that nearly 272,760 children suffer from Childhood hunger in Louisiana. They were also made aware of national best practices, federal policies and ... Read More