According to the government, more than a third of adults in Louisiana are obese and a new study says that by the year 2030, that number could rise as high as 62%.
Some experts think it is because of our much beloved Louisiana cuisine with lots of fried, fatty foods and obesity is a serious public health problem. The Trust For America's Health says if we got 5% healthier, we could save almost 10 billions dollars.
Parkview Baptist is one of many schools trying to get its students to embrace healthy living.
Experts say the best way to get kids to think healthy, is for parents to set a good example from the start.
Eating healthy might even be the less expensive choice for your family but the experts agree that getting Louisiana to improve their health is a daunting proposition.