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Mayor: New website promises healthy options for capital city

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BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge is taking another step in fighting childhood obesity with the launch of a website designed to help people find healthier options for their kids.

HealthyBR.com has information about new health-related programs in the city, such as creating healthy kids' menus in restaurants and travelling farmers markets.

"They can go on that website and find out how to set up a healthy meal for your children," said Mayor-President Kip Holden this morning.

Peter Sclafani is spearheading the Health Kids Menu Project. He's the co-owner and executive chef of Ruffino's Restaurant.

"Instead of having mac and cheese and fried chicken fingers... we'd start out with beverages and ask restaurants to promote one-percent or skim milk, or promote water over a carbonated beverage," Sclafani said.

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