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. 

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.

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Parishes We Serve

Along the Mississippi Delta

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
  • Allen Parish
  • Avoyelles Parish
  • Catahoula Parish
  • Concordia Parish
  • Evangeline Parish
  • Iberville Parish
  • Jefferson Parish
  • Lafourche Parish
  • Point Coupee
  • St. John Parish
  • St. Landry Parish
  • St. Martin Parish
  • St. Mary Parish
  • West Baton Rouge

CONNECT WITH OUR PROGRAM

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

INTERESTED IN EARLY LEARNING LESSONS?

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

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