Fifteen Schools Will Be Awarded $5,000 To Support A Healthier Environment
Well-Ahead Louisiana and the Louisiana Department of Education have teamed up to support healthier schools with funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Team Nutrition Training Grant. This three-year grant will allow Well-Ahead Louisiana and the Louisiana Department of Education to support school environments that are conducive to healthy eating and physical activity by providing resources, funding and professional development to schools. Awardees will be announced soon!
Well-Ahead Louisiana and the Louisiana Department of Education are currently offering regional Smarter Lunchrooms trainings for all Louisiana school food service professionals, as well as a culinary skills training series focused on enhancing food preparation skills and knowledge of school food service professionals. To register for the upcoming trainings, visit http://trainingkrewe.eventbrite.com/.
Did You Know?
Empty calories from added sugars and solid fats contribute to 40% of daily calories for children and adolescents ages 2–18 year, affecting the overall quality of their diets. Approximately half of these empty calories come from six sources: soda, fruit drinks, dairy desserts, grain desserts, pizza, and whole milk (CDC, 2017).
All schools (K-12) are encouraged to apply for the Team Nutrition grant by January 31, 2018. To be considered for the grant, schools must be participating in the United States Department of Agriculture National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. To learn more about the grant guidelines, click here. Today is the deadline to apply! Click here to download the application (Word).