Let's admit it, in Louisiana we love to eat & it shows!.. At 34.7 %, Louisiana has the highest obesity rate in the nation with more than 1.2 million obese adults. By 2030, if nothing changes, it will be a whopping 62.1 % (fastinfat.org)
In 2012 TFAH stated in a report: "The number of obese adults, along with related disease rates and health care costs, is on course to increase dramatically in Louisiana over the next 20 years.... By 2030, obesity-related health care costs in Louisiana
could climb by 12.8 percent, which could be the 39th highest increase in
the country. (TFAH)
Trend forecasts suggest that by 2030, 51% of the U.S. population will be obese. The model estimates a much lower obesity prevalence of 42% and severe obesity prevalence of 11%. If obesity were to remain at 2010 levels, the combined savings in medical expenditures over the next 2 decades would be $549.5 billion (CDC)
It is past time to Join the crusade to ensure everyone in our community, has access to nutritious healthy snacks, drinks & natural food as well as nutritional information to make healthy vending decisions. We’ll work with Schools or Universities as well as Businesses & Health Clubs to develop a comprehensive approach to improve food access that combines food nutritional information and greater availability of healthy vending food.
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