The Diocese of Baton Rouge Child Nutrition Program is committed to providing an environment in which students can make healthy food choices that support success and lifelong health. Research has found a clear connection between good nutrition and student achievement; schools that have implemented healthy food programs report fewer behavior problems.
Established in 1962, fifty-one years and counting, the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge Child Nutrition Program’s beloved cafes are still making memories by preparing foods with the freshest, finest quality ingredients (hand-chopped, hand-cut, hand-made) and presented with a gracious serving of love.
Certain places draw us back again and again. Students come to chat, rest and rejuvenate, to create memories with friends, family, and faculty, to slow the march of time – or simply to have a little fun eating good food.
The term all “about the love” comes from a sincere place and we don’t take it lightly. We are dedicated to presenting healthy, hardy, home-style meals to our students. We also enjoy making the food, greeting the students and getting to know them. We are filled with joy each day by feeding them our wonderful food and love.
Granted, the receiving of a stellar education deserves the credit, but surely another major draw is our school cafes. This is a gathering spot for students, the meals nourishes their bodies and souls. Depending on their appetite or mood, they have at least three choices to choose from. We strive to strike the perfect middle ground between dining and simply having a fine time hanging out.
Over the years, a lot has changed in school lunch. With all these changes, it’s hardly surprising that students ask what’s new for our cafes. So count on the CNP to make sure things remain constant around here, from fresh local produce to ice-cold frozen fruit bars to the friendly atmosphere. Our motto from day one has been “Good Food, Good People, Good Times”, and it still rings true 51 years later.