This week in Louisiana Farm to School

Farm to School In the News

Every month we share selections of farm to school stories, opportunities, action items or updates related to Louisiana Farm to School and the National Farm to School movement. To submit an item for consideration related to Louisiana Farm to School please send us an e-mail

$200,000 Kellogg Foundation Grant presented to Edible Schoolyard New Orleans

Edible Schoolyard New Orleans, a signature program of FirstLine Schools, will begin the 2015-2016 school year with a $200,000 grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, the independent, private foundation created by breakfast cereal pioneer, Will Keith Kellogg.

The grant will support Edible Schoolyard NOLA's current health and wellness activities as well as project expansion in the 2016 and 2017 school years. Read More (via NOLA.com Community Submission 7/29/2015)

USA Today Farm to School report

More Americans Support Farm to School Programming in Schools

"Farm to school not only has a significant impact on building a generation of healthy eaters, but also creates economic opportunities for farmers," said Anupama Joshi, executive director of Farm to School. "It is so exciting to see the broad public support for this win-win approach." Read More via USA Today News 8/18/2015)


New State Laws Boost Farm to School in Louisiana

On August 1, 2015, two Louisiana bills became laws that support and strengthen farm to school efforts across the state. We interviewed our Louisiana State Lead, Katie Mularz, to learn how these policies will help bring Louisiana kids fresh, local food, and why grassroots advocacy is important for helping farm to school grow. Read More (via National Farm to School Network Blog 8/14/2015)