New Orleans is a Let's Move! City, part of First Lady Michelle Obama's childhood obesity reduction initiative. The City of New Orleans Health Department is leading an effort designed to shape a shared vision for our own city as it addresses obesity, one of its major public health challenges.
In 2018, New Orleans will celebrate its 300th anniversary by becoming a top ten fittest city in the United States.
To achieve this goal, New Orleanians will all need to contribute. Businesses, schools, health care and government will need to commit to healthier food and physical activity choices where we all live, learn, work and play. And every New Orleanian will need to commit to being more nutritionally and physically fit.
Together we can turn the tide to win the battle against obesity and create a more fit city.
The calendar below is a great tool to utilize in order to see what Fit NOLA Partnership events are currently scheduled. Events are categorized and color-coded to help users find events of greatest interest to them!
Legend: Physical Activity Events (Pink). Health and Wellness Events (Green). Community Outreach Events (Yellow). Youth Engagement Events (Blue).
Check out the new Fit Business Toolkit, an initiative of the Fit NOLA Business and Media Sector! The Fit NOLA Partnership developed a set of standards that promotes health, wellness, and fitness in the workplace. The Fit NOLA Business Certification Program recognizes businesses in our area that meet certain workplace wellness standards. Click here for the Fit NOLA Business Toolkit Flyer and here for the assessment application.
For healthy food options, check out our Healthy Lunch Map -- plenty of healthy meals within a 5 to 10 minute walk from City Hall.