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:
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.