The Propeller-funded SFA will allow charter schools in South Louisiana to select a healthy food vendor. This policy vehicle will make it possible for 10,000 at-risk public school children in 2012 to eat delicious, affordable and nutritious school meals with no fried products, no high-fructose corn syrup, and food that is prepared fresh from scratch daily.
James Graham serves as the Director of Federal Programs and Contracts at KIPP New Orleans, where he acts as an expert interface between schools to negotiate and solve contractual and business related issues. James received his J.D. from Loyola University of Law, and an MBA and MEd from the University of New Orleans.
“With the help of Propeller’s visionary and Executive Director, Andrea Chen, KIPP’s healthy food initiative is tackling childhood obesity, which we hope down the line, will reduce Louisiana’s overall obesity rate among adults. Equally important is the impact that healthy food will have on student academic achievement. Our school partners and organizations like Propeller, who focus on social innovation, are our teammates in this endeavor.”
Director of Federal Programs and Grants, KIPP New Orleans