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WHO WE ARE

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 Southeast Louisiana. Our primary mission is to close health gaps and create opportunities that promote stronger health environments for children.  

WHAT WE DO

EatMoveGrow is actively involved in obesity prevention work specific to Delta parishes. We assist schools in forming School Wellness Committees that drive policy changes to support healthy living while conducting ongoing research to progress movement opportunities. Our passionate Coordinators play an active role in providing and teaching lessons for students to learn and apply healthy habits. 

PROVIDING MORE THAN A CURRICULUM

EMG acts as a champion for partner schools in under-resourced areas.

In addition to our partnerships and classroom curriculum, we connect schools with prominent grant opportunities and educational resources on health and wellness. In connecting them with necessary tools to aid children in growing up fit and healthy, we facilitate services to help change their overall environments. Operating as a total wellness resource, we ensure our programs and services go beyond the curriculum and work to incorporate the following:

Playground Enhancements

We work to help elevate the children’s playground area in any way possible and even paint their play spaces.

Grant Programs

We help facilitate grant writing for faculty and also assist them in placement with grant programs that fit their specific needs.

In-School Coordination

As we work to implement better structures in partner schools, we place well-equipped, passionate Coordinators on campuses to oversee the programs.

Cafeteria Assistance

EatMoveGrow provides schools with the knowledge, motivation, and support needed to build a lunchroom environment that makes the healthy choice the easy choice for all students. Using practices based on the national Smarter Lunchroom movement, EMG Coordinators helps schools implement no-cost or low-cost strategies lunchrooms can use to increase participation, improve consumption of healthy food, and reduce food waste.

School Gardens

School gardens create classrooms in schoolyards. They connect students with the true source of their food, and teach them valuable gardening and agriculture concepts and skills that integrate with several subjects, such as math, science, art, health and physical education, and social studies. Educational goals include personal and social responsibility; Garden-based teaching addresses different learning styles and intelligences; our non-readers can blossom in the garden.

Brain Energizers

In order to increase movement throughout the child’s day at school, we incorporate brain breaks, which are physical activity breaks that help children get active, prepare to learn and improve their concentration.

MEET THE TEAM

Our excellent team and diverse statewide partnerships have made it possible to create sustainable, policy-based improvements to school health environments in the Eat Move Grow service area. Our staff is working in schools every day to continue building exciting opportunities for the children we serve.

EAT MOVE GROW SCHOOLS

EatMoveGrow serves schools in rural areas throughout the Delta Parishes. Our 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

Martin Petijean Elementary
4039 Crowley Rayne Hwy, Rayne, LA


Contact: Delana | delana@eatmovegrow.us | (360) 961-3898

Avoyelles Parish

St. Anthony Elementary
116 South Knoll, Bunkie, LA

St. Mary’s Elementary
850 Front Street, Cottonport, LA

Avoyelles Public Charter
201 Longfellow Road, Mansura, LA

Elizabeth Elementary
440 Live Oak Street, Elizabeth, LA


Contact: Melise | melise@eatmovegrow.us | (318) 305-5827

Catahoula Parish

Sicily Island Elementary School
1 Falcon Avenue, Sicily Island, LA


Contact: Joanna | joanna@eatmovegrow.us | (225) 324-9969

Concordia Parish

Ferriday Lower School
110 Bateman Drive, Ferriday, LA


Contact: Joanna | joanna@eatmovegrow.us | (225) 324-9969

East Baton Rouge Parish

St. Jean Vianney School
16266 South Harrell’s Ferry Road, Baton Rouge, LA


Contact:

Evangeline Parish

Bayou Chicot Elementary School
4576 US 167, Ville Platte, LA

James Stephens Montessori
1500 Martin Luther King Drive, Ville Platte, LA


Contact: Melise | melise@eatmovegrow.us | (318) 305-5827

Jefferson Parish

Airline Park Elementary School
6201 Camphor St., Metairie, LA


Contact: Joanna | joanna@eatmovegrow.us | (225) 324-9969

Iberia Parish

North Street Elementary School
121 North Street, New Iberia, LA


Contact: Delana | delana@eatmovegrow.us | (360) 961-3898

Iberville Parish

MSA Charter School
57955 St. Louis Road, Plaquemine, LA


Contact: Joanna | joanna@eatmovegrow.us | (225) 324-9969

Lafourche Parish

WS Lafargue Elementary School
700 Plantation Road, Thibodaux, LA

Golden Meadow Elementary School
700 Plantation Road, Thibodaux, LA


Contact: Delana | delana@eatmovegrow.us | (360) 961-3898

Pointe Coupee Parish

Valverda Elementary School
1653 Valverda Road, Maringouin, LA

Rougon Elementary School
13258 LA 416, Rougon, LA

Catholic of Pointe Coupee
13258 LA 416, Rougon, LA


Contact: Melise | melise@eatmovegrow.us | (318) 305-5827

St. Bernard Parish

JF Gauthier Elementary School
1200 Louisiana 46, Bernard, LA


Contact: Robin| robin@eatmovegrow.us | (225) 603-5946

St. James Parish

Gramercy Elementary School
East 2nd St., Gramercy, LA


Contact: Robin| robin@eatmovegrow.us | (225) 603-5946

St. John Parish

West St. John Elementary School
2555 Louisiana 18, Edgard, LA


Contact: Robin| robin@eatmovegrow.us | (225) 603-5946

St. Landry Parish

Palmetto Elementary
235 Rideau Road , Palmetto, LA

Port Barre Elementary
199 OG Track Road, Port Barre, LA


Contact: Melise | melise@eatmovegrow.us | (318) 305-5827

St. Martin Parish

Cecilia Primary School
1201 Alcide Bonin Road, Arnaudville, LA

Stephensville Elementary School
3243 LA-70, Morgan City, LA


Contact: Delana | delana@eatmovegrow.us | (360) 961-3898

St. Mary Parish

Raintree Elementary School
501 Raintree Drive, Baldwin, LA


Contact: Delana | delana@eatmovegrow.us | (360) 961-3898

West Baton Rouge Parish

Port Allen Elementary School
609 Rosedale Street, Port Allen, LA

Cohn Elementary School
805 North 14 Street, Port Allen, LA


Contact: Joanna | joanna@eatmovegrow.us | (225) 324-9969

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