Obesity

May 13, 2016
Too much time sitting in front of the television or watching a phone or tablet is linked to poor school performance, childhood obesity and attention problems.
November 10, 2011
Legislation to Impact Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity-Policy Update 2011.
November 10, 2011
F as in Fat Report: How Obesity Threatens America's Future.
November 10, 2011
2011 Policy Initiatives on Joint Use Agreements, Child Care Standards, and Breastfeeding Support.
September 28, 2011
The past three years have seen some exciting developments in the ἀeld of physical activity and health. Over 50 years of research culminated in the release of the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, which highlighted the important role that active living plays on maintaining good health - for both adults and children.
September 01, 2011
Louisiana State Fact Sheet on Obesity
January 29, 2010
Act 256 calls for the expansion of a current health- related fitness assessment program, as well as plan for developing interventions and making recommendations regarding program implementation, best practices and future directions.
January 29, 2010
Act 256 of the 2009 Regular Session called for the expansion of a current health- related fitness assessment program (Fitnessgram), as well as plan for developing interventions and making recommendations regarding program implementation, best practices and future directions. The bill required the Picard Center, in collaboration with DHH, the Department of Education, the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, and the Louisiana Council on Obesity Prevention and Management to work together and submit an annual report to the governor, legislature, and BESE.
March 02, 2009
HB 1349 of the 2001 Regular Session created the Louisiana Council on Obesity Prevention and Management within DHH. The bill required that the council submit an annual report to the governor and to the House and Senate health and welfare committees which would update the governor and the legislature on the council's progress toward full implementation of services and programs in the state of Louisiana to increase prevention and management of the disease of obesity in adults and children.