Food Services

Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Media Release

Child Nutrition Program Health and Wellness:

Wellness for all ages.

The St. James Parish Public School System promotes healthy lifestyle choices where it takes a village commitment from parents, students and community involvement.

St. James Parish Public Schools promotes healthy eating and exercise daily with physical activity incorporated to meet Dietary Guidelines and Heart Health.

Check your BMI

Body mass index (BMI) is a tool for measuring how your weight compares to a healthy weight. There are separate BMI calculators used for adults and children.

Adults should aim for a healthy weight BMI of 18.5-24.9 by eating a nutritious diet.
Children's BMI can be check with this online calculator from KidsHealth or your child's pediatrician can do measurements regularly by parent recommendations.

Child Nutrition: Important Informational Links
Feelings Detective with Elmo and Friends - Elmo and Friends' Emotion
Guessing Game

My Life Check by the American Heart Association
• Pre-diabetes Risk Test
Body Mass Index Tool
Healthy Youth - Visit Adolescent and School Health
How to take care of your body, eat healthily, and stay fit! Visit Kids

Resources for food and nutrition. Visit the Food and Nutrition Center
5210 Let' Go
Quit With Us, LA

Child Nutrition: Important Informational Documents

Wellness Policy
National School Lunch Program
Healthy Snacks

Wellness Assessment:

Non-Discrimination Statement 2024
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632- 9992.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
1400 Independence Avenue, 
SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

Fax: (202) 690-7442; or 

Email: [email protected]

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Department Contacts:

 S. Lovette Sherien Lovette
Child Nutrition Supervisor 
[email protected] 

C. Mitchell
Cherrie Mitchell
CNP Field Manager
[email protected]