La., 11 other states top obesity list

Education & Training Projects Policy & Education

Published: August 13, 2012

A new government survey shows 12 states, including Louisiana, now have very high obesity rates.

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School junk food bans may really curb obesity

Food Environment Research Policy & Education

Published: August 13, 2012

Laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study that seems to offer the first evidence such efforts could pay off.

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Actor Wendell Pierce and AFL to give away fresh produce in New Orleans

Policy & Education Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: August 07, 2012

The Arena Football League will join forces with actor Wendell Pierce to launch the AFL Sterling Farms Fresh Food Drive on Tuesday, August 7th. The newly-launched grocery chain, owned in part by Pierce, will provide bags of fresh produce free to 500 New Orleans area residents in need. The event will take place at the Lapalco Village Shopping Center in Marrero, LA, future home of Sterling Farms, from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. The AFL…

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