Fit NOLA Partnership

Active Project? Yes
Year Project Began:
Year of Last Input: 2012
Last Updated: Aug 1 2013
Project Location:
New Orleans
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Lead Organization:
New Orleans Health Department
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Geographic Scope


Issue Areas

Health & Wellbeing


stakeholder engagement, Social determinants


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.
City worked in collaboration with over 100 stakeholders from a diverse set of organizations, public and
private. Our partners range from Fortune 500 companies to neighborhood groups all devoted to addressing this critical, yet winnable public health challenge.

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