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Celebrity chef mixes nutrition with taste for students

Posted August 28, 2014 at 12:00 am

By Richard Meek

The Catholic Commentator

School lunches generally are not considered culinary feasts but that trend may be changing in the Diocese of Baton Rouge.

Students in Baton Rouge Catholic schoolswill be eating healthier and with a bit more flavor thanks to the assistance of celebrity chef Holly Clegg. Clegg, a longtime resident of Baton Rouge and author of several cookbooks, is assisting the Office of Child Nutrition with its school menus for the school year. Photo submitted by Holly Clegg

 

Under the direction of child nutrition office supervisor Lynda Carville and with the assistance of a celebrity chef with local roots, school cafeterias are rolling out expanded menus and recipes, all with the caveat of providing students healthier alternatives.

“We want to teach children that eating healthy can taste terrific and encourage them to eat healthy,” Carville said. “I think the kids will like it

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    Bishop urges prayer for peace

    By Barbara Chenevert

    The Catholic Commentator

    Calling peace a “precious gift,” Bishop Robert W. Muench has joined bishops throughout the United States in calling on Catholics to pray for peace and persecuted Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East.

    The call for prayer follows the lead of Pope Francis who has been a staunch advocate against war and the “intolerable suffering of those who only wish to live in peace, harmony and freedom in the land of their forefathers.”

    “Recently in a poignant, compelling and heart-felt message, Pope Francis again urged us to pray for peace in Iraq, Gaza and other war-torn

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    2014 Diocese of Baton Rouge High School Football Schedule

    Posted August 22, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Redemptorist WOLVES

    District 6-2A

    2013 record: 2-9, 1-5. Lost to Northlake Christian in regionals

    Coach: Terence Williams

    Years at school: 2

    Overall record: 2-9

    Career record: 51-49

    Assistant coaches: Brandon Webb, Roshon Jacobs, Ralph Walker, Dusty Breaux, Athony Ponton, Joe Brandon

    Returning starters – offense: OG Michael Davis, Sr.; RB Kaleb

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    PICTURES FROM THE PAST

    Posted August 22, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Sacred Heart Church in Baton Rouge is shown during construction in the 1940s in this photo submitted by Mary Lee Eggart of Baton Rouge and is part of the Sacred Heart archives.

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    Bishop urges prayer for peace

    Posted August 22, 2014 at 12:00 am

    The Catholic Commentator

    Calling peace a “precious gift,” Bishop Robert W. Muench has joined bishops throughout the United States in calling on Catholics to pray for peace and persecuted

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    HOME GROWN

    Posted August 22, 2014 at 12:00 am

    OLOL helps employees eat healthier

    The Catholic Commentator

    Rosa Hernandez peaked into the large box of vegetables with a

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    TREASURES OF THE DIOCESE

    Posted August 22, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Local artist and former Southern University student Elliot Giovanni Guillory painted this mural at the Martin Luther King Catholic Student Center on the Southern campus in 2005 to commemorate the 40th

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    Evangelization stressed to educators

    Posted August 22, 2014 at 12:00 am

    The Catholic Commentator

    Evangelization of young people was the message school officials received during the 2014 Catholic Educators Gathering on Aug. 5 at the Baton Rouge River Center.

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    OLOL student service exceeds $1 million in-kind value

    Posted August 22, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Service-learning, a teaching method that integrates instruction with community service, has become an integral part of the Our Lady of the Lake College curriculum. Through this program, OLOL students have given more than 68,000 service-learning hours working for others. 

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    Aging can be breathtaking journey

    Posted August 22, 2014 at 12:00 am

    By Debbie Shelley

    The Catholic Commentator

    Faith allows people to gracefully let go of their attachment to their younger life so they can grab God’s gifts for them as they grow older and closer to him. Sister Janet Franklin CSJ will speak on “The Spirituality of

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    HOME GROWN

    Posted August 22, 2014 at 12:00 am

    OLOL helps employees eat healthier

    By Richard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator

    Rosa Hernandez peaked into the large box of vegetables with a youthful exuberance, anticipating what surprises awaited her.

    Twelve-year-old Sydney Fairchild, right, takes a watermelon from her mother, Shawn, as she picks

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    COLLECTOR OF LIFE

    Posted January 13, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Organist’s home reflection of his heart

    By Barbara Chenevert

    The Catholic Commentator

    If every item in his home has a story to tell, then Robbie Giroir has a lot to talk about. Musician, teacher, pilot and collector extraordinaire, Giroir’s home is a thumbprint of his life,

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