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St. Helena Parish Health Stats:

  • County Health Rankings indicates St. Helena Parish currently ranks 47 out of 64 Louisiana parishes based on health outcomes and 61 of 64 based on Health Factors
  • Over 41% of St. Helena’s residents are obese
  • 34% of adults are physically inactive
  • 16% of parish residents have diabetes
  • 24% of the parish is uninsured
  • 20% of parish residents report food insecurity
    • 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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