Louisiana AAP

Committee 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. Throughout the month of September, a new letter video will be posted 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! 

AAP Institute of Health Childhood Weight

Your 1st stop to learn more about childhood healthy weight for pediatricians

Maine Health 5210 Let’s Go

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!

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Download free patient handouts on nutrition topics!

Pennington Biomedical Research Center Nutrition Resources

Learn about current research in Louisiana on childhood obesity and download free patient handouts on nutrition topics! 

USDA Choose My Plate

My Plate Toolkits, patient handouts, and more!

Health Policy Targeting Childhood Obesity

Learn about the state of childhood obesity and public health policies to address this topic!

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. 

UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity

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!

Go Noodle

GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are!

My fitness pal app

Track your food, exercise, and water intake using the My Fitness Pal app!

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.

Louisiana Obesity and Diabetes Collaborative

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!

National AAP Sections on Obesity & Nutrition

Join the AAP sections on obesity and nutrition to connect with pediatricians across the US!

The Obesity Medicine Association

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.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

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.

Walk with a Doc

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!

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