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School Lunch Program (1995)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1995-05-19

Duration: 00:06:03

Subjects: Nutrition | Food | National school lunch program


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Smith, Amy Interviewee
  • Tauzin, Mary Interviewee
  • Johnson, Gail Interviewee


This segment from the May 19, 1995, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Arcie Chapa’s report on the proposed changes to the school lunch program under consideration in Congress, including the move to a block grant program and the elimination of all nutritional standards. Chapa reports that Louisiana would lose $297 million in funding over a five-year period if the plan is approved. She interviews: Amy Smith, food service manager; Mary Tauzin, state school lunch director; and Gail Johnson, parish child nutrition program. Host: Robert Collins