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  • USDA rules would increase food stamp access to healthy foods

    February 16, 2016 5:23 AM

    WASHINGTON- Retailers that accept food stamps would have to start stocking a wider variety of healthy foods or face the loss of consumers under proposed rules expected to be announced by the Agriculture Department on Tuesday. The rules are designed to ensure people who use food stamps have better access... more »
  • More than 1,100 places deemed 'WellSpots' in Louisiana

    November 6, 2015 10:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana has given more than 1,100 small businesses, schools and higher education institutions a special designation designed to show they're making healthy choices. The state health department announced this week that a little more than a year after launching the initiative, 1,166 places have been named "WellSpots" across... more »
  • Mayor Holden's Healthy BR Initiative wins national AHA award

    July 14, 2015 12:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE -The American Hospital Association announced Tuesday that Mayor-President Kip Holden's Healthy BR Initiative is one of five programs nationwide to receive the NOVA award for improving community health. "This award is really honoring a collaborative effort, and shows what can be accomplished when health-care providers put aside their... more »
  • Half year's resolutions Play Video

    June 16, 2015 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE- This year is already halfway over, and some people have started slacking on their new year's resolutions. Terri Johnson and Jheri Corb from Baton Rouge General stopped by 2une In this morning to talk to News 2's John Pastorek about sticking with healthy habits for the whole year.... more »
  • Kids in the Kitchen: Blueberry Smoothies Play Video

    June 1, 2015 10:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE- We are starting a new summer segment called "Kids in the Kitchen." News 2's Kylie Dixon visited Pennington Biomedical and learned how to make a delicious and healthy blueberry smoothie. The recipe is below and make sure you check out the video and keep watching 2une In for... more »
  • Big Buddy: Get Moving Play Video

    May 11, 2015 10:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE- When she was a basketball player at LSU, Shanece McKinney volunteered extensively with Big Buddy. She even chose the organization for her 400 hour internship during her senior year. Now, she's in her second season in the WNBA, and is continuing to visit with youth in Big Buddy's... more »
  • LSU Science Cafe Play Video

    March 30, 2015 9:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Everyone knows exercise is healthy, but for some people that's not enough motivation. This morning, Dr. Neil Johannsen from the Pennington Biomedical Research Center stopped by 2une In to talk about the importance of physical activity. "In 2008 the first set of guidelines came out from the... more »
  • Diabetes Alert Day Play Video

    March 24, 2015 8:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Today is National Diabetes Alert Day. One in 10 people are diabetic and one in every three people are pre-diabetic. Courtney Brock and Renee Puyau from the Pennington Biomedical Research Center stopped by 2une In to talk about healthy food choices for diabetics. A lot of... more »
  • Social media campaign to promote healthy eating Play Video

    November 4, 2014 8:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Wednesday is National Eating Healthy Day. The American Heart Association and Our Lady of the Lake are teaming up to promote a social media campaign to promote eating healthy. Kristen Gradney, a dietician at OLOL stopped by 2une In this morning with all the details. She... more »
  • Baton Rouge Food Week to promote healthy eating Play Video

    October 15, 2014 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Copper Alvarez visited with Anchor Brittney Weiss during our 4 p.m. broadcast on Wednesday to talk about the upcoming Baton Rouge Food Week, which is a week-long community event to highlight food access issues and promote healthy, affordable food choices in the Capital City. The schedule... more »
  • Get the kids involved with blueberry smoothies Play Video

    September 23, 2014 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Kate Blumberg and Melissa Lupo from Pennington Biomedical Research Center visited the set of News 2 at 4 today to show us some quick and easy recipes for smoothies that the kids are sure to enjoy. Smoothies are a great way to introduce healthy foods into... more »
  • Southwestern-inspired quinoa Play Video

    August 20, 2014 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Health-conscious twins and LSU grads, Christina and Catherine Mahtook, visited our first evening broadcast on Wednesday with recipes from a cookbook of healthy recipes that was inspired by their mother's battle with breast cancer. Thanks to modern medicine, plenty of support and a plant-based diet, their mother... more »
  • Tips to get kids to eat healthy Play Video

    August 7, 2014 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Pediatrician Dr. Mindy Calandro visited News 2 at 4 this afternoon to provide some advice on the often troublesome task of getting kids to eat healthy. The doctor said the real challenge here is to make healthy choices more appealing than the junk food we want... more »
  • Getting fit with Miss Greater Baton Rouge Play Video

    July 2, 2014 9:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Miss Greater Baton Rouge Renee' Picou amazed judges at the Miss Louisiana Pageant last weekend, taking home the Lifestyle and Fitness Award. She met up with Rebecca Buchanan at the Spectrum Fitness and Medical Wellness Center on Perkins to tell you what she does to stay healthy... more »
  • First lady set to respond to school meal critics

    May 27, 2014 2:18 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - First lady Michelle Obama is answering Republicans in Congress who want to roll back healthier school meal standards. She is holding an event at the White House to highlight the success of the guidelines. The Tuesday event is an unusual move for the first lady, who has... more »
  • School ads to reflect nutritional values Play Video

    February 25, 2014 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - New regulations came today for healthier advertisements on school campuses. The next step in First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign to fight obesity is to make advertisements at schools follow the school nutrition standards. The new regulations prohibit ads for what's considered unhealthy foods on... more »
  • Weights and comfort food for the snow day Play Video

    January 28, 2014 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Working out and buying comfort food was at the top of many people's list for Tuesday's snow day. Monday night's empty grocery store shelves were restocked the next morning. Many places were closed but lots of shoppers grabbed comfort food items at Calvin's Grocery Store. ... more »
  • Economic growth called healthy

    January 15, 2014 7:43 PM

    WASHINGTON- A survey by the Federal Reserve says growth in the economy remained healthy in most regions of the U.S. in the latter part of last year. It was helped by consumer spending during the holidays and factory output. The Fed says nine of its 12 banking regions report growth... more »
  • Sticking to your New Year's resolutions Play Video

    January 2, 2014 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Medical wellness director Bill Gvoich talked about why New Year's resolution don't work out most of the time today on WBRZ News 2 at 4. Gvoich said the most important thing is not to "bite off more than you can chew." He said clean eating will... more »
  • Have a heart healthy holiday Play Video

    December 18, 2013 8:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - J.T. Lane from the Department of Health and Hospitals tells you how to have a healthy holiday season. Here are some additional tips to be healthy during the holidays: 1) Choose fruit for dessert instead of traditional sweets. 2) Drink water instead of sugar... more »
  • Holly Clegg's Chicken Tortilla Soup Play Video

    October 24, 2013 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Cookbook author Holly Clegg made one of her cancer approved dishes for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The chicken tortilla soup recipe is from her cookbook Eating Well Through Cancer. For more on Holly Clegg's cookbooks and more recipes, visit her website. -------- Chicken Tortilla Soup... more »
  • Louisiana sixth worst in life expectancy after 65

    July 18, 2013 12:11 PM

    ATLANTA - Louisiana has the sixth worst life expectancy and healthy life expectancy for those at the age of 65. The news comes from the first ever federal report on state-by-state life expectancy. The Centers for Disease Control has Louisiana with life expectancy of 17.9 years after 65... more »
  • Living a healthy lifestyle Play Video

    April 24, 2013 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Vickie Sweet came to talk about healthy weight week and Medifast. The company helps guide people wanting to live a healthy life style and lose weight. Visit their website for more information. more »
  • Health stories for Feb. 6, 2013 Play Video

    February 6, 2013 6:18 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 6, 2013 - Baby boomers are living longer, but not better because they're not as healthy as their parents were. Those born between 1945 and 1964 are more likely to be obese, have high blood pressure and... more »
  • Rules would make school snacks healthier

    February 1, 2013 11:07 AM

    WASHINGTON - The government for the first time is proposing broad new standards to make school snacks healthier, a move that would ban the sale of almost all candy, high-calorie sports drinks and greasy foods on campus. Under the new rules proposed Friday by the Department of Agriculture, school vending... more »

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