Community / Project Resources
Eat Fit Northshore (EFNS), Where Nutritious Meets Delicious!
By St. Tammany Parish Hospital Community Wellness Center
St. Tammany Parish created this poster to present at NWA’s Annual Conference in May 2016. It highlights their local work implementing healthy restaurant options during the CPHMC project.
St. Tammany Parish Hospital Community Wellness Center formed a coalition with 25+ members. The coalition performed a community needs assessment and reviewed the top needs of the targeted communities. Data retrieved from the ‘Community Commons’ database indicates 28% of adults (age 18 and older) in the targeted communities self-reported that they have a body mass index greater than 30 (obese). Excess weight may indicate an unhealthy lifestyle and puts individuals at risk for further health issues. Data also indicates 39% of adults aged 18 and older reported having high cholesterol and 30% reported having high blood pressure. To complicate these health issues, Louisiana is noted for its good food from its entrees like fried oysters, shrimp etoufee, and jambalaya, to its delectable desserts of bread pudding, creme brulee and traditional king cakes. The communities of Covington/Mandeville enjoy the local restaurants and eat out frequently. There is access to more than 100 restaurants in Covington/Mandeville area, where healthy options may not be readily available to the community. This project sought to address the high chronic disease rates, such as obesity and diabetes, in Covington and Mandeville by improving access to healthier food and beverage options through menu labeling and food analysis by registered dieticians and nutritionists.
December 5, 2017
St. Tammany Parish Hospital Community Wellness Center (2016) Eat Fit Northshore (EFNS), Where Nutritious Meets Delicious!. Available online: https://thewichub.sfo2.digitaloceanspaces.com/2017/10/St.-Tammany-Poster_Abstract_March.pdf