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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

School and Out-of-School Sector

The School and Out-of-School sector is working to increase access to physical activity and healthy eating opportunities for youth in New Orleans.

Fill out the Fit NOLA School Based Recreation and Nutrition Survey to become a Fit NOLA-certified school and learn about ways to promote physical activity and nutrition within your institution. Should you wish to apply using a hard copy of the survey, download the pdf.

*Please note, all your school's information will be kept confidential and be used exclusively by the Fit NOLA School and Out-of-School Sector to determine your designation.

Want us to fill out the survey with you?

We're happy to come to your school and complete the survey together. Just send us an email to make an appointment!

Who should fill out the Fit NOLA School Survey?

We recommend school administrators, athletic directors, or school wellness coordinators complete this assessment for your institution.

What do I need to complete the Fit NOLA School Survey?

You'll need about one hour and access to school policies to complete the survey. Please note, the online assessment must be completed in a single sitting. Responses will not be stored for later review.

What happens after my school submits the survey?

Following assessment submission, the Fit NOLA School Sector will score the submission and the Fit NOLA School Sector Coordinator will contact your school contact once received.

How long does my designation last?

Fit NOLA designations last for 2 years, with a chance to reapply after one year.

When is the 2017 deadline to apply?

Thank you so much for your interest in becoming a Fit NOLA Designated School!  The designation process for the 2016-17 year is now closed.  The survey link is still open.  If you would like complete the survey, your school will be considered for the next designation round.

Who currently funds the Fit NOLA School Designation Assessment?

The Fit NOLA School Designation program is funded by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, The United States Conference of Mayors and the American Beverage Association Foundation. Fit NOLA continues to connect with potential partners to support the program. 


The following 29 schools that have been awarded a Fit NOLA School Designation for 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years.

Fit NOLA School Designations
School Name   Designation
Green Charter School   Platinum

ReNEW Schaumburg

Kipp Believe College Prep   Gold
Kip Believe Primary   Gold
Kipp Central City Primary   Gold
Kipp East Community Primary   Gold
Langston Hughes Academy   Gold
Edna Karr High School   Silver
McDonogh City Park Academy   Silver
Mildred Osborne Charter School   Silver
New Orleans Charter Science and Math   Silver
Warren Easton Charter High School   Bronze


Resources for Schools

To assist New Orleans schools wishing to promote physical activity and healthy eating, the Institute for Women and Ethnic Studies (IWES) created the Healthy by Default school resource guide with the assistance of a CDC REACH grant and Fit NOLA partners.  


To get a glimpse of what is covered in the guide, check out the Fit NOLA Healthy by Default Infographic.


Sector Objectives & Projects

  • Assess Orleans Parish schools’ current capacity and opportunities related to physical activity and healthy eating through the Fit NOLA School Assessment
  • Designate Fit NOLA schools and celebrate awardees with incentives
  • Increase Orleans Parish schools’ resources related to physical activity and healthy eating
  • Connect students, school staff, and parents with community resources related to healthy eating and physical activity


Interested in joining the School and Out-Of-School Sector conversation?


We would love to hear from you! Email


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Last updated: 3/17/2017 4:47:20 PM

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