County Health Rankings indicates Lafourche Parish currently ranks 8 out of 64 Louisiana parishes based on Health Outcomes.
40% of Lafourche’s adult residents are obese.
13% of residents have diabetes.
32% of adults are physically inactive.
12% of the parish is uninsured.
12% of Lafourche’s residents report food insecurity, and 9% report limited access to healthy foods.
Food insecurity is defined as the lack of access to a reliable source of food during the past year.
“About half of all American adults have one or more preventable, diet-related chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and overweight and obesity.” (Dietary Guidelines for Americans)
Over 2/3 of American adults and almost 1/3 of American children and youths are overweight or obese (Dietary Guidelines for Americans)
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