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

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

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Educators & Parents

  • How to Find Summer Meals

    As part of its efforts to ensure kids have access to healthy meals during the summer months, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is pleased to announce 6 summer meals sites serving kids and teens in rural areas within its 11-parish service area. All kids and teens 18 and under can receive meal boxes, free of charge, at these locations and times:

    • Erwinville Community Children’s Organization and Food Pantry
      12419 Section Road, Port Allen, LA 70767
      Tuesdays, June 11 – July 30, 10 AM – 12 PM
    • Audubon Regional Library, Clinton Branch
      11023 Bank Street, Clinton, LA 70722
      Tuesdays, June 11 – August 6, 11 AM – 3 PM
    • West Feliciana Parish Library
      5114 Burnett Road, St. Francisville, LA 70775
      Fridays, June 7 – August 2, 2:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    • Albany First Baptist Church
      18950 Florida Boulevard, Albany, LA 70711
      Mondays, July 1 – August 5, 4 PM – 6 PM
    • Audubon Regional Library, St. Helena Branch
      6108 Highway 10, Greensburg, LA 70441
      Tuesdays, July 2 – August 6, 11 AM – 3 PM
    • Audubon Regional Library, Jackson Branch
      2637 Highway 10, Suite B, Jackson, LA 70748
      Tuesdays, July 2 – August 6, 11 AM – 3 PM

  • 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. Want to get your whole family involved? Check out our Volunteer Calendar for special Family Night Events. 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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