Baton Rouge General Hosts Free Kids’ Nutrition Class

BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) is hosting a free nutrition class geared to kids aged 6-13 on Saturday, March 23, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at BRG’s Bluebonnet campus.

BRG’s dietitians and fitness team will focus on a range of healthy living topics, including building a healthy plate, snacking, and daily activity versus screen time. They’ll also play games that teach the kids about sugary drinks, incorporate ideas for eating out and eating at school, and introduce them to reading nutrition labels.

“In Louisiana, 34% of children ages 10-17 are overweight or obese, which can lead to chronic conditions in adulthood,” said Victoria Campesi, a registered dietitian at BRG. “What we’ve learned from incorporating the class into YMCA summer camps is that when you introduce kids to healthy nutrition in a fun, interactive way, they are engaged and excited to learn.”

The class is free, but registration is required. For more information, call (225) 237-1175.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as an affiliate of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit BRGeneral.org, find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BatonRougeGeneral and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.

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