About Us

The Healthy School Food Collaborative was created in response to the national obesity epidemic with a belief that schools are in a unique position to instill healthy lifestyles by offering access to fresh and healthy food.  The HSFC consulting and food service management team supports single and multi-site charter school operators so that schools can do what they do best, teach our children.  We’re on a mission to eradicate childhood obesity and we invite you to support our collaborative!

Our Mission

Last year over 5 billion meals were served through the National School Lunch Program, subsidized by the USDA. Sixty Eight percent of the children received those meals at a free or reduced rate. This makes the National School Lunch Program one of the largest federally funded anti-hunger programs in America and an opportunity for serving healthy food options in school meals.

The HSFC's mission is to bring together USDA resources, the people who prepare and serve food in our school systems and the local farmers and businesses around them. Our Louisiana roots that have taught us to establish strong relationships with all partners which we carry over to you and your school with the ultimate hope to benefit our children in health and dietary needs. We are taking our values nationwide, and with your help will bring about positive change for a healthier generation.

Our Team

James Graham

Executive Director

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James Graham serves as the Executive Director of the Healthy School Food Collaborative, where he acts as an expert interface between schools to negotiate and solve contractual and business related issues related to food service. James received his J.D. from Loyola University of Law, and an MBA and MEd from the University of New Orleans.

Van Cao

Director of Operations
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Van Cao serves as the Director of Operations for the Healthy School Food Collaborative, where she manages the organization's key frontline functions at both a strategic and operational level.  Van received her MBA from the Tulane University Freeman School of Business.

Lynne Black

Director Business Development
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As the Director of Business Development. Lynne Black works with schools, after school and summer programs to ensure students have access to healthy food everyday. She is dedicated to removing barriers to food access by advising on program compliance and liaising with community partners to get reimbursable meals to the kids who depend on them.