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Growing Up Fit Together
EatMoveGrow (EMG) is a federally funded grant program that offers a wide variety of engaging programs to children, families and schools in rural, underserved elementary schools and communities across Louisiana. Our primary mission is to close health gaps and create opportunities that promote stronger health environments for children.

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A Sneak Peek into Our Curriculum

Interested in Early Learning Lessons?

We have you covered! Take a look at our Jumpstart Early Learning curriculum.

Parishes We Serve

Across Southeast Louisiana

EMG serves schools in rural areas throughout the Delta Parishes. Our four coordinators work diligently in our EatMoveGrow schools to provide children with a healthy learning environment and to provide faculty and staff with the necessary resources to impact positive and healthy changes in the classroom, the lunchroom and on the playground.

  • Acadia Parish
  • Avoyelles Parish
  • Catahoula Parish
  • Concordia Parish
  • East Baton Rouge Parish
  • Evangeline Parish
  • Jefferson Parish
  • Iberia Parish
  • Iberville Parish
  • Lafourche Parish
  • Point Coupee
  • St. Bernard Parish
  • St. James Parish
  • St. John Parish
  • St. Landry Parish
  • St. Martin Parish
  • St. Mary Parish
  • West Baton Rouge

Become A Part of Our Team

We’re always looking for teachers, school board members and families who are passionate about missionary and wellness work.

What Drives Us?

Louisiana has the 8th highest rate of adult obesity and 7th highest rate of overweight and obese youths (ages 10-17).

Only one in three children achieve the minimum amount of physical activity they need each day. The average child spends more than 7.5 hours a day in front of a screen.

Eating healthy at an early age sets kids on the path to a healthy life.

Sugar-sweetened beverages are the number-one source of added sugars in Americans’ diets.

Twenty-five percent of young children eat fast food on a typical day.

Students participating in daily physical education exhibit better attendance and achievement scores.

Since 1990, Louisiana’s obesity rate has increased from 12.3% to 30.7%.

Childhood obesity rates in America have tripled, and today, nearly one in three children in America are overweight or obese.

Thirty years ago, kids ate only one snack a day; whereas now, they are eating three snacks a day. This is an increase of more than 200 calories.