Louisiana Districts

of Louisiana school districts surveyed by USDA say they participate in farm to school activities.




Another 18% of districts surveyed plan to start farm to school activities in the future.

(Note: of the 131 school districts in Louisiana, 71% completed the USDA Farm to School Census.)



invested in local food in Louisiana
with the average school district spending


of their budget on local products.
School districts in Louisiana are currently buying the following types of local foods:
  • 42%

  • 35%

  • 38%

  • 15%

    meat or poultry


of Louisiana districts surveyed plan to increase local food purchases in the future.
Louisiana school districts are serving local items throughout the school day. In Louisiana local foods are being served at the following times:
  • 42%

  • 54%

  • 12%

  • 23%

  • 12%

    Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
At least


school gardens are growing in Louisiana
Tend and water those gardens; their benefits are well documented!
In Louisiana,


of School Districts
Are Engaging Preschool Children
in Farm to School Activities.
In Louisiana,


Of School Districts Are Using Local Foods in Summer Meals.
Learn more about these results. See the details
Based on a tally of the number of votes received, the school district above was selected as a stand out in Louisiana.
What we heard during the nomination process:
Every grade has an experiment of gardening throughout the year. Even Kindergarteners. They learn how seeds grow, learn about the process, about the impact we have on nature and nature on us. They tie it to their other studied subjects. We have a garden on site that we can go check out any time and where kids proudly could point out their own plant they have planted
Congratulations to all the school districts in Louisiana conducting farm to school programs.

From buying local food to planting school gardens to teaching kids where their food comes from, Louisiana is ‘bringing the farm to school.’ Peruse the list below for more information on the great work taking place in Louisiana.

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