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Edible Schoolyard NOLA

Edible Schoolyard NOLA

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Changing the way children and familieseat, learn and live at FirstLine Schools in New Orleans.

ESYNOLA Mission and Vision

VISION: 

Edible Schoolyard New Orleans envisions generations of New Orleans children who have healthy relationships with food, the natural world, themselves, and their community. 

MISSION: 

To teach children to make healthy connections through food. Our aim is to ensure the long-term well being of students, families, and school communities by: 

  • Integrating hands-on kitchen and garden classes into the school curriculum and culture
  • Inviting students, families, and the community to experience local food through joyful events involving chefs, farmers, and community partners
  • Supporting core academic learning in garden and kitchen learning environments
  • Maintaining beautiful school gardens that stimulate students' curiosity and desire to learn about the natural world
  • Cultivating safe spaces for social and emotional development
  • Collaborating to provide healthy nutritious food in welcoming school cafeterias

OUR VALUES: 

These are the cornerstone of the edible experience at FirstLine Schools:
  • Food education is taught in conjunction with core academics.
  • Children learn by doing.
  • Health and wellness contribute to the success of the whole child.  
  • Beauty is the language of caring. 
  • Local farms and sustainable farming practices are an important part of our past and future. 
  • School food reform supports the education and wellness of the whole child.
  • Families and communities are a vital part of our recipe for success.

 

 

Recipe

Mexican Chopped Salad

Ingredients

Chopped Salad

1 roasted poblano pepper, diced (substitute red bell pepper for a less spicy version)
1 apple...

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