Nutrition is for Everyone Ambassador Updates - Louisiana

February 2, 2018

NIFE LA Nutrition Ambassador
NIFE LA Nutrition Ambassador

Special Olympics Louisiana has partnered with Nutrition is for Everyone Louisiana (NIFE LA) to begin a new program for their athletes and families. The 8-week pilot, running January to March, invites participants to engage in 30 minutes of physical activity and 30 minutes of nutrition education during weekly evening classes. Participants are encouraged to track their health behaviors at home in between classes.

The NIFE LA Nutrition Ambassador along with a registered dietitian and nutrition intern from the University of Alabama are developing curriculum for the program. Additionally, two LEND trainees from the LSU Human Development Center are acting as classroom assistants for the program. If the pilot proves successful, Special Olympics and Nutrition is for Everyone plan to scale up to other regions in Louisiana where Special Olympics organizations exist.

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