Louisiana AAPCommittee on Childhood Obesity & Nutrition
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
Join us as we bring awareness to the topic of Childhood Obesity. The LA AAP Obesity and Nutrition committee worked with a number of partners to produce the Louisiana Healthy Alphabet Video Series. Beginning September 18, 2021, a new letter video will be posted twice daily on our Facebook and Twitter pages and made available on our YouTube channel. Be sure to like, share and use #ChildhoodObesityAwareness.
Scan the QR code below or click here to access the Healthy Alphabet playlist. Click on a letter below to be directed to that specific video
For a fun, healthy way to eat your way though the alphabet, check out Chop Chop Family’s Eatable Alphabet cards at chopchopfamily.org/eatable-alphabet
June 7, 2021 declared
Louisiana Childhood Obesity Awareness Day
Sen. Franklin Foil, Barry Milligan, Regina Barrow, Gerald Boudreaux
Rep. Pat Moore
Rep. Larry Bagley
Rep. Katrina Jackson
who we are
The LAAAP Committee on Childhood Obesity & Nutrition is a group aimed at facilitating connection and collaboration amongst pediatricians who are interested in improving child nutrition and reducing childhood obesity across Louisiana. Click HERE to join!
learn & Explore
Help your patients build healthy habits to last a lifetime using these resources!
Download the 5210 Toolkit to learn about how to help your patients to develop healthier habits. This toolkit includes free patient handouts and posters on healthy eating and activity!
NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute WE CAN (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition)
WE CAN is a national movement designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight. Their website includes helpful brochures, flyers, and hangouts in multiple languages.
Tthe Rudd Center is a multi-disciplinary policy research center dedicated to providing high-level expertise and guidance on obesity prevention, food marketing to children, food assistance programs, food and nutrition-related policies, and policies to reduce weight bias against individuals with obesity.
Technology + Nutrition
Harness the power of technology to make healthy choices!
Want to make a difference in your community?
learn about opportunities to get involved below
LA-AAP Committee on Childhood Obesity & Nutrition
Collaborate and connect with pediatricians across LA who are interested in improving child nutrition and reducing childhood obesity in our state! Help instill healthy habits in the children in your community.
The Louisiana Obesity and Diabetes Collaborative is a group of dedicated individuals working to improve health outcomes related to obesity and diabetes through advocacy work, including increasing health literacy, connecting patients to programs and services, and increasing awareness of prediabetes and diabetes. Sign up for emails to learn about quarterly meetings!
Join the Obesity Medicine Association, or sign up for free emails about upcoming webinars and conferences! Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) members are physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare providers who take a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to treating obesity.
Get involved with school health and nutrition in your local school district! For more than a decade, Healthier Generation has worked with schools, youth-serving organizations, businesses, and communities to empower kids to develop lifelong healthy habits by ensuring the environments that surround them provide and promote good health.
Through the Walk with a Doc program, you can set up a monthly walk with your patients and their families. Walk with a Doc is a grassroots effort with a model based on sustainability and simplicity. A doctor gives a brief presentation on a health topic and then leads participants on a walk at their own pace.
AAP Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight
Earn a free CME
Childhood Obesity in Primary Care = 6 Hrs FREE CME!
Building a Foundation for Healthy Active Living= 4 HRS FREE CME!