In this article:
|About Louisiana Harvest of the Month Program|
|Joining the Program|
|How You Can Participate|
|Materials and Resources|
|What's in Season?|
The Louisiana Harvest of the Month (LaHOM) program showcases Louisiana grown foods in Louisiana schools, institutions, and communities. Each month, participating sites focus on promoting one locally grown item (e.g., winter squash) by serving it in at least one meal or snack and displaying or distributing LaHOM materials. Additionally, schools participate by offering taste tests to students and doing educational lessons and activities. Louisiana Harvest of the Month is a perfect way to launch or grow a farm to school or farm to cafeteria program, as it provides an easy framework to follow and ready-to-use materials. Participating sites will receive a free packet of materials (includes cafeteria, classroom, and LaHOM handouts and posters) as well as guides, additional resources, and training.
Do you want to start Harvest of the Month at your school or institution?
Louisiana K-12 schools and afterschool programs that are registered can access all monthly materials included in printed packet, on a jump drive, and emailed to team members. Posters can be ordered by contacting us. Louisiana K-12 schools and afterschool programs can register at anytime of the school year to participate in this program free-of-charge.Registrations will be accepted throughout the school year.
Louisiana K-12 schools and afterschool programs that are registered can access all monthly materials (access information included in printed packet and emailed to team members). Posters can be ordered by emailing Sydney Melhado at email@example.com. Louisiana K-12 schools and afterschool programs can register at anytime of the year to participate in this program free-of-charge.
Guides and Other Resources
Current HOM Schools
|Parish||School or Organization|
|Assumption||Assumption Parish Head Start|
|Bossier||Bossier Elementary School|
|Meadowview Elementary School|
|R.V. Kerr Elementary School|
|Caddo||North Caddo High School|
|Caldwell||Union Central Elementary School|
|East Baton Rouge||Apex Collegiate Academy|
|Baton Rouge Center for Visual and Performing Arts|
|Bernard Terrace Elementary School|
|Impact Charter School|
|Park Forest Middle School|
|Merrydale Elementary School|
|Zachary High School|
|Iberville Parish School Board|
|Jefferson||Green Park Elementary|
|Lafayette||Lafayette Parish School System Child Nutrition Services|
|Livingston||Denham Springs Freshman High
|Juban Parc Junior High
|Madison||Madison Parish School Board|
|Tallulah Charter School|
|Little Professor Child Development Center|
|Mary D. Coghill Charter School|
Mildred Osborne Charter School
|St. Michael Special School|
|Monroe City Schools|
|Rapides||Louisiana Special Education Center
|Richland||Richland Parish School Board
||W. Smith Elementary
|St. Landry||Academy of the Sacred Heart, Grand Coteau|
|St. Tammany||Florida Avenue Elementary|
|Pontchartrain Elementary School|
|St. Tammany Parish School Food Service|
|St. Mary||JS Aucoin Elementary|
|Tangipahoa||Chesbrough Elementary School|
|Natalbany Middle School|
|Terrebonne||Houma Junior High
|Vermilion||James A. Herod Elementary School|
|West Baton Rouge
||Chamberlin Elementary School
||Eat, Move, Grow|
|Louisiana Team Nutrition|
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) meal patterns for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program include five subgroups of vegetables that count toward daily and weekly vegetable requirements. These subgroups are based on the recommendations of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The subgroups are dark green, red/orange, beans and peas (legumes), starchy and other.
Louisiana Farm to School Program
Louisiana State University AgCenter
231 Julian C. Miller Hall
Baton Rouge LA 70803
Louisiana Farm to School Program Director
Louisiana Farm to School is made possible through an inter-agency agreement between Louisiana State University AgCenter and Louisiana Department of Education Division of Nutrition Support, and funded through the United States Department of Agriculture.