Tulane addresses state's childhood obesity concerns

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Tulane University will offer classes during the fall semester on addressing Mississippi's concerns with childhood obesity.

Tulane officials say in a news release the class will start Aug. 24 at its Biloxi, Mississippi, campus.

Tasha Lock, director of Health and Wellness at Tulane's School of Continuing Studies, says the class will include tips for healthy eating.

The class also will examine the food and beverages served in Mississippi schools, promoting and incorporating physical activity into a daily routine and how to raise awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle and weight maintenance.

According to the Mississippi Department of Health, one in six high school children in Mississippi is overweight.

Lock says parents and children need education relating to nutrition.


Online: Tulane University Mississippi Coast Campus, http://www.scs.tulane.edu/campuses/miss