SNAP Nutrition Educator, Evan Egana, has served the East Baton Rouge and East Feliciana communities, through nutrition education classes, for 2 years.
In July, Egana was honored by Park Forest Creative Sciences and Arts Magnet School For her hard work as a nutrition educator in their school. Park Forest Principal, Aubrey Jones, says that Egan’s addition as a community partner with Park Forest Elementary has been nothing short of amazing. He contributes her to their recent success as the only Louisiana school to be recognized as a Green Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education.
A “Green Ribbon School,” is an award that the U.S. Department of Education rewards to an institution that encourages school sustainability. It is intended to promote state and local collaboration regarding school facilities, health, and environmental education.
Jones went on to say that Egana created a great rapport with their students and parents, as well as, brought vital information and rich experiences to the campus.
Egana not only serves her community through the SNAP-Ed program, but she also collaborates with the Center of Excellence in their “Sister’s Together” program.