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Officials announce Well-Ahead Louisiana Initiative

3 years 1 month 5 hours ago April 23, 2014 Apr 23, 2014 Wednesday, April 23 2014 April 23, 2014 6:34 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Hunter Robinson

BATON ROUGE - State officials announced the Well-Ahead Louisiana Initiative last week. Secretary of Public Health J.T. Lane dropped by 2une In Wednesday morning to talk about the goals of the program.

"We see a lot of headlines about ranked last in the country in obesity and overall health, we're now 48th," Lane explained, "so what we want to do it build on the progress that has already been made".

The plan is to build on progress by partnering with schools, businesses and other organizations to energize health and wellness in Louisiana. According to the Department of Health and Hospitals, that doesn't mean you have give up things you love like good food. Instead, it means maker smart choices to extend your life so you can enjoy those things longer.

To find out more about the Well-Ahead Louisiana Initiative, watch the video or check out this website.

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