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Welcome to Kids’ Zone – a fun, educational space where kids learn about food security! With games and simple explanations, students discover what food security means, why it is essential, and how they can help ensure everyone has nutritious food.

Educators and parents can find age-appropriate games, videos, readings, and recipes for meaningful discussions and activities at home or in the classroom.


Educators & Parents

  • How to Find Summer Meals

    Find out where to find summer meals here. Learn more

  • Pick a Better Snack

    This monthly nutrition education lesson is delivered by a Food Bank staff member from the nutrition department. Each interactive lesson introduces elementary students to a new fruit and vegetable. Learn more

    Printables (English & Spanish):

  • Pick It! Try It! Like It!

    This program is an education intervention for individuals throughout the lifespan which focuses on obesity prevention in community and family settings by increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables through providing individuals with information on selecting, preparing, and sampling fresh produce. It is designed to improve cooking skills, healthy eating, nutritional awareness, and healthy behaviors. Through hands-on cooking, facilitated conversations, nutrition concepts, and taste-testing, this program is purposed to enhance nutritional well-being, dietary habits, and achieve long-term health outcomes in relation to increased knowledge. Learn more

  • Conversation Starters

    Here are a few tips on how to talk to students about hunger:

    • What are some reasons that people may not have food they need?
    • What is one thing that surprised you from the story?
    • Describe how you feel when you are hungry?
    • How could you help those who are in need of food?
    • If you were explaining the hunger problem to someone, how would you describe it?
    • Look at the most recent receipt from the grocery store. What items cost the most? Why?
  • Get Involved

    Volunteer. Volunteering at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is a fun activity for summer camps and school groups to make an impact in in their community. Learn more

    Food Drive. Collecting non-perishable, shelf-stable food is a great way to create friendly competition between classes and school groups! Your food drive can be tailored to your needs and can also include a fund drive. Learn more

  • Give Back Stories

    These are a few stories about how students, classrooms, and schools got involved with giving back to their community.

    Local High School Students Host Food and Fundraiser for Food Bank

    School is Out. Volunteering is In.

    Elementary Students Give to Fight Hunger

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