Save the Date! Louisiana Celebrates School Breakfast Week March 6-10, 2023
To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available with school breakfast, Louisiana schools will celebrate National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) March 6-10, 2023. The NSBW campaign theme, "DIG IN to School Breakfast," reminds ...
Richland's Hydroponic Growing Program
This report is supported by a grant from the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Health ...
EPA Region 6 Healthy Schools Newsletter
EPA Region 6 publishes a newsletter for school administrators, nurses, teachers, students and parents containing information and tools for creating and sustaining healthy schools.
The newsletter is published quarterly. The articles in this issue ...
National School Lunch Week
To recognize the National School Lunch Program, Louisiana schools will celebrate National School Lunch Week from October 10-14, 2022. The National School Lunch Program serves almost 30 million children every school day, giving students fuel they need to ...
Keep Kids Fed Act
School nutrition professionals have worked tirelessly to get healthy food to children during COVID-19, and they will keep working hard to serve children healthy meals this coming school year. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, schools had some ...
No Kid Hungry - Center for Best Practices
No Kid Hungry Center for Best Practices hosts webinars on a range of topics to help stakeholders end childhood hunger in their community. In 2021, the Louisiana Department of Education and the Louisiana Partnership for Children and Families prioritized ...
No Kid Hungry Summer Meals Outreach Toolkit 2022
No Kid Hungry has created a Summer Meals Outreach Toolkit to help sponsors get the word out to kids and families about the availability of free summer meals. The toolkit includes a variety of ready to use and customizable promotional materials-in both ...
Louisiana to Honor the School Lunch Heroes
Celebrate School Lunch Hero Day on May 6, 2022
Between preparing healthy food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, Louisiana nutrition professionals have a lot on their plate ...
Understanding Childhood Obesity Webinar - Wednesday, April 6, 2022
BATON ROUGE, La. - April 4-10, 2022 is National Public Health Week. This year’s theme, Public Health Is Where You Are, celebrates what we know is true: The places where we are, physically, mentally and societally, affect our health and our lives. As we ...
No Kid Hungry Louisiana Honors 2022 "Hunger Heroes"
New Orleans, LA - No Kid Hungry Louisiana is recognizing eight Hunger Heroes from across the state, individuals who have gone above and beyond to ensure kids have access to healthy meals. This year’s Hunger Heroes, nominated by members of their own ...
Two Grant Opportunities from No Kid Hungry Louisiana
Deadline is March 25, 2022
The No Kid Hungry Child Nutrition Access Grant Opportunity will provide funding to community organizations and government entities to maximize the child nutrition programs and other emergency food programs to ensure ...
Students Can "Take Off" with School Breakfast
National School Breakfast Week Campaign Encourages Students to Try School Breakfast
To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available with school breakfast, Louisiana schools will celebrate National School Breakfast ...
Nominate a Hunger Hero!
No Kid Hungry Louisiana is accepting Nominations for Hunger Heroes! Hunger Heroes can be nutrition workers, teachers, custodial staff, social workers, school bus drivers, community partners; anyone who goes above and beyond to ensure kids have the food they ...
Louisiana to Participate in School Meals Project Enabling Direct Certification Through Medicaid
Project Will Provide Opportunity for More Children to Receive Free or Reduced-Price School MealsDALLAS, Dec. 14, 2021 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service Southwest Region today announced that Louisiana is one of eight states ...
USDA Team Nutrition Training Grant for School Meal Recipe Development
Sub-Grant Application Deadline Extended to Friday, January 7th
Now Accepting Applications for the Louisiana Festival of Flavors Project Sub-Grant
With over 400 festivals each year, it’s easy to see why Louisiana is often called the Festival ...
Louisiana Team Nutrition Culinary Consultant
Louisiana Team Nutrition is looking for qualified applicants to apply for the School Nutrition Culinary Consultant position.
The Louisiana Team Nutrition Festival of Flavors Project is a collaborative effort funded by USDA to support the implementation of ...
Louisiana Celebrates Farm to School Month - October 2021
October is National Farm to School Month! Join the LSU AgCenter Farm to School Program as we celebrate food education, school gardens and lunch trays filled with healthy, local ingredients.
Here are several easy ways to get involved:
Be Inspired: ...
Louisiana Schools Celebrate National School Lunch Week
“WILD About School Lunch” Campaign highlights #NSLW21
To recognize the National School Lunch Program, serving nearly 30 million children each day, Louisiana schools will celebrate National School Lunch Week from October 11-15, 2021. The fun and ...
Pennington Biomedical and Louisiana Department of Education Host Webinar During National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
BATON ROUGE, La. – September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and serves as a time to promote resources and tools that advocate for healthy growth and prevent obesity in children.
The Louisiana Department of Education ...
Louisiana Fit Kids Spotlight: Brusly High School Nutrition Program
Louisiana Fit Kids visited Brusly High School in West Baton Rouge Parish for this week’s LA Fit Kids School Meal Program Spotlight! Mary Couty, Child Nutrition Program Field Manager, Vivian Landry, Child Nutrition Program Consultant and Pam Collins, Brusly ...
Kids Eat Right Month August 2021
With childhood obesity on the rise, making sure kids eat right and get plenty of physical activity is vital.
Parents and caregivers can play a big role in children's nutrition and health, teaching kids about healthy foods, being a good role model and ...
Louisiana Celebrates School Lunch Hero Day
Between preparing healthy food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, Louisiana nutrition professionals have a lot on their plate. To celebrate their hard work and commitment, Louisiana ...
No Kid Hungry Awards $2.8 million in Grants to Louisiana Schools and Nonprofits in 2020
Since March 2020, No Kid Hungry has awarded a total of $2.8 million in emergency grants to Louisiana schools and nonprofits serving free meals. Virtual learning and hybrid models make it more challenging to reach students with the meals they need. The ...
Louisiana Farm to School: Seeds to Success Program
The Louisiana Farm to School Program recently launched a new program called Seeds to Success, which integrates learning from the garden to the classroom. The program offers classroom growing materials, as well as engaging educational materials linked to ...
Score Big with School Breakfast - Louisiana Celebrates National School Breakfast Week March 8-12, 2021
There’s never been a better opportunity to showcase your healthy breakfast offerings and remind students and parents how the morning meal helps children succeed.
COVID-19 may have put a damper on many traditional school activities, but school meals ...
Professional Standards Training Reward Badges for Louisiana School Nutrition Staff
Are you looking for a fun way to promote training and recognize staff who have completed their annual training requirements? Check out the USDA's Training Reward Badges.
Complete two trainings in any of the key areas and earn a badge for that specific ...
No Kid Hungry Louisiana School Nutrition Grant Opportunity
The No Kid Hungry School Nutrition Grant Opportunity will provide funding to school districts and schools to augment child nutrition programs and emergency food programs to ensure children and families have access to healthy meals at school and at home ...
National School Lunch Week 2020 - Louisiana Style
To recognize the National School Lunch Program, Louisiana schools will celebrate National School Lunch Week from October 12-16, 2020. The theme, "Now Playing: School Lunch!" puts the spotlight on the importance of a healthy school lunch in a child’s ...
Louisiana Farm to School Challenge 2020
Celebrate National Farm to School Month and Take the Louisiana Farm to School Challenge!
Here's How it Works:
Sign the pledge.
Once you sign the pledge, you will receive a tool kit with ready-to-use social media images, virtual backgrounds, a ...
Make Your Virtual Meetings More Appealing with Louisiana Satsumas!
The 2020 Louisiana Farm to School Conference is coming to a screen near you! This dynamic conference is completely FREE of cost and has something for everyone! Register today! The first day of the conference is September 30th!
Help spread the word ...
Lettuce Help You with Some Signs!
Looking for some fun signs about being safe at school? Check out these terrific Fruits and Veggies-Have A Plant Signs. Thanks to Cincinnati Public Schools and Virginia Cooperative Extension for sharing them with us!
Signs remind kids and adults to ...
#louisianafitkids Eat Right, Bite By Bite National Nutrition Month Photo Contest!
To celebrate Child Nutrition Programs in Louisiana, the Louisiana Fit Kids Project is sponsoring a photo contest for school communities across the state! The theme is "Bite by Bite" and your photos can be of action shots of students, staff and school ...
Eat Right! Bite by Bite
National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, we invite the Louisiana Child Nutrition Community to help our students, teachers, staff members, parents and families focus ...
Louisiana Farm to School Valentine’s
Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it! Need some clever cards for your teachers, students or co-workers? Check out Well-Ahead Louisiana and Louisiana Farm to School's Valentine Selection for 2020!
2020 Serving Up USDA Foods Photo Contest
2019 USDA Foods Gold Tray Award Winner
Louisiana School Nutrition Programs:
Now's your chance to share how your program innovates and creates with direct-delivered USDA Foods!
Enter the 2020 Serving Up USDA Foods Photo Contest. For detailed ...
Two Schools in Avoyelles Parish School Board District Named to 2019 List of America’s Healthiest Schools
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation (Healthier Generation), one of the nation’s preeminent children’s health organizations, has named 355 schools from 23 states as America's Healthiest Schools. Cottonport Elementary
School and Louisiana School for the ...
National School Lunch Week
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 ...
2019 Farm to School Census - Make It Count Louisiana!
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 ...
St. Helena Parish School District Wins Turnip the Beet Award from USDA
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 ...
Create a Healthy School Culture with the Louisiana Healthy Schools: School Health Advisory Council Guidebook
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 ...
Serving Up MyPlate
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 ...
Laissez les bon temps rouler with School Breakfast in Louisiana!
National School Breakfast Week is March 4-8, 2019. The #NSBW19 theme is "Start Your Engines With School Breakfast," which is designed to show parents, students and school officials the benefits of fueling up for the day with a healthy school breakfast.
Louisiana Team Nutrition Culinary Training Series - Part 1
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 ...
Healthy Schools Collaborative: New Orleans Summit
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 ...
National School Lunch Week 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 ...
LaSalle Parish Schools Hosts Inaugural Summer Meals Program! No Kid Hungry Louisiana!
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 ...
Louisiana Pastalaya Fit for Kids
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 ...
St. Tammany Parish Celebrates Healthy Kids Day 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!
Well-Ahead Louisiana and LDOE Award Fifteen Schools Mini-Grants
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 ...
Louisiana Cycle Menus… Fit for Kids!
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 ...
No Kid Hungry Louisiana Breakfast Challenge Regional and Grand Prize Winners!
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 ...
National School Breakfast Week 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 ...
Behind the Lunch Line
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 ...
February 2018 Trainings from the Healthy Schools Training Krewe
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 ...
Guide to Applying for the Louisiana Team Nutrition Mini-Grant
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 ...
Pedaling 4 PE in Louisiana! December 11-14, 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 ...
National School Lunch Week! Recipes for Success from Louisiana
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 ...
National School Lunch Week! Recipes for Success from Louisiana
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 ...
National School Lunch Week! Recipes for Success from Louisiana
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 ...
2018 Farm to School Grant Program
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 ...
Great Louisiana Satsuma Peel - October 24, 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 ...
Web-based Interactive Food Buying Guide
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 ...
No Kid Hungry Louisiana - Resources
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 ...
National School Lunch Week 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 ...
National Farm to School Network
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 ...
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 ...
Louisiana Healthy Schools Training Krewe. Healthy Schools. Healthy Children.
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 ...
Louisiana Farm to School Conference to Take Place on October 24th, 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 ...
No Kid Hungry Louisiana
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 ...