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Healthy New Year!

Picture of Weights, an apple, and a tape measure

As we ring in 2023, many people will start making a New Year’s resolution to start leading a healthier lifestyle.  The LDMA is here to provide you with some inspiration throughout the month of January by highlighting some of our best health stories.  You can get ideas for healthy and delicious recipes, learn how to incorporate exercise into your daily life, and see other people’s success stories. 


Woman lifting weights


Diet, Exercise, and Good Health (1978)

View this episode of Louisiana: The State We’re In to see how people approached diet and exercise in 1978.



Chef Kelly Patrick and Chef D.C. Flynt


Savor the Regions (1995-1996)

See Chef D.C. Flynt and Chef Kelly Patrick cook healthy recipes from California and the Southwest region for Gourmet Food without the Guilt.



Louisiana Cooking with a Change of Heart - Shrimp Dish


Louisiana Cooking with a Change of Heart (2002-2003)

During this season of A Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse and Company, watch Chef Folse prepare healthier versions of classic Louisiana dishes.


Woman riding a bicycle



Walking Research (2009)

In this interview from Louisiana: The State We’re In, see Catrine Tudor-Locke, a researcher at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, explain how she incorporates more movement into her daily life.



Man working out


Healthy Weight Management (2010)

In this story from Louisiana: The State We’re In, learn how Chad Soileau lost 264 pounds, as well as some of the elements of a successful weight loss program.


Dr. Rani Whitfield on Prescription for Health


Prescription for Health (2011-2017)

On this monthly series on Louisiana: The State We’re In, see Dr. Rani Whitfield share important information on a variety of health topics.



Coach Shaeeta Williams


Brusly Boot Camp (2014)

In this story from Louisiana: The State We’re In, learn how Coach Shaeeta Williams brings her West Baton Rouge Parish community together through a fun and inspiring exercise boot camp.



Woman shopping in the grocery store


Healthy New Year! (2017)

On this episode of Louisiana Public Square, see a panel of experts and the audience discuss issues related to leading a healthy lifestyle. 




To see more stories, check out the complete Health topic.