Louisiana Team Nutrition

Cypress Cove Elementary School (St. Tammany Parish) Lunch Line

About

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 Education and Well-Ahead Louisiana to support healthier school environments that are conducive to healthy eating and physical activity through resources, funding and professional development to schools.

Team Nutrition Overview To Learn More, View the Louisiana Team Nutrition Overview

Mini Grant

The Louisiana Department of Education and Well-Ahead Louisiana will award 15 schools a three-year grant to support healthier school environments that are conducive to healthy eating and physical activity. Each of the 15 schools will have the opportunity to be awarded $5,000 ($2,500 in 2018-2019 and $2,500 in 2019-2020) to implement the following strategies:

Choose MyPlate Louisiana Logo Incorporate Serving Up MyPlate: A Yummy Curriculum or the SuperTracker Nutrition Lesson Plans for High School Students into the classroom;
Communicate health messaging across multiple channels;
Implement Smarter Lunchrooms strategies and other changes that will help create a healthier school environment.

All awarded schools will receive on-going technical assistance. The grant application will open November 9, 2017 and close January 31, 2018.

Professional Development

Smarter Lunchrooms Logo Louisiana Team Nutrition will coordinate regional Smarter Lunchrooms trainings for all Louisiana school food service professionals and launch a culinary skills training series that is focused on enhancing the food preparation skills and knowledge of school food service professionals.

Contact

Stephen Guccione
Louisiana Department of Education
Healthy Communities Section
225-342-1870
stephen.guccione@la.gov

Emily Pineda
Office of Public Health, Louisiana Department of Health
Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
(504) 568-2879
emily.pineda@la.gov

Partners

Well-Ahead Louisiana Logo Team Nutrition Logo Louisiana Department of Education Logo

This project has been funded at least in part with Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the view or policies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.