Louisiana Public Square; “Healthy New Year!”

Airs Thursday, December 28, 2017, at 6 p.m. With a New Year approaching, now is the best time to commit to practicing a healthier lifestyle. But, what is the best approach to shedding pounds in a state where cuisine is part of its culture? Which diet is the most effective for losing weight? What weight loss surgeries are available and how safe are they? And what role does exercise play in the health equation? Join us for Louisiana Public Square as we brings together experts and personal success stories on an encore presentation of “Healthy New Year!”

Our panelists are:
• Drake Bellanger, M.D., Weight Loss Surgical Centers of Louisiana
• Catherine Champagne, Ph.D. , Pennington Biomedical Research Center
• Stephanie Elwood, Southern University AgCenter
• Rudy Macklin, Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports

LPB CEO, Beth Courtney and family physician and author, Dr. Rani Whitfield, moderate the discussion.