Childhood Nutrition

September 15, 2021

LBP Census 2020: Pandemic aid helped reduce poverty, but need for more aid remains critical

The Covid-19 pandemic caused tremendous hardship in 2020. But timely federal aid and safety net programs dampened the blow and effectively kept millions of Americans out of poverty, according to the latest U.S. Census data. Louisiana, though, has suffered through a string of natural disasters in addition to the pandemic.… Read more...

June 28, 2021

2021 Louisiana legislative session: A return to (somewhat) normal

Federal pandemic relief dollars lessened the pressure on the state budget and allowed the Legislature to make important new investments in education, including a much-needed boost to the Go Grants program that will make college more affordable for low-income students and the creation of the M.J.… Read more...

August 12, 2020

Summer Meals for Healthy Kids: Enhancing Louisiana’s Summer Food Service Program

Click here for a PDF of Summer Meals for Healthy Kids: Enhancing Louisiana’s Summer Food Service Program

Authors’ Note
This report was researched and written prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. Since then, the pandemic has substantially changed the options for Louisiana children looking for healthy meals over the summer.Read more...

August 7, 2020

Group calls on Gov. Edwards to re-open applications to Pandemic EBT program

Louisiana’s children are facing hardship not seen in decades. According to U.S. Census Household Pulse survey data, 1 in 4 Louisiana households with children recently reported that kids in their home didn’t have enough to eat because the family couldn’t afford adequate food.Read more...