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Fighting Obesity in Louisiana!

by Krystle R. on Monday, April 7, 2014

On Tuesday, March 25, the Senate Health and Welfare Committee voted 4-3 in favor of a bill requiring chain restaurants with 15 or more locations to list calories and other nutrition information on menus and menu boards. This essential legislation is authored by State Senator David Heitmeier of Algiers. 

Last year, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation named Louisiana the most obese state in the nation. Research shows the link between frequent eating out and obesity. As a result, it is important for consumers to have nutritional information available in order to make healthy food choices at restaurants, just as they do in grocery stores.

Thank Senator Heitmeier for making the health of Louisiana citizens a priority!

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