A partnership with the YMCA of Northeast Louisiana, the Ouachita Parish Police Jury,
Ouachita Parish School Board, and the cities of Monroe & West Monroe. Our mission
is to reduce obesity in the parish by encouraging physical activity and better eating
habits. The project compliments the YMCA's national 5210 program. The strategies
being encouraged are known to have a positive impact on obesity levels.
Recently Louisiana was declared the most obese state in the nation. Even more alarming
is that obesity rates for Ouachita Parish are even higher than the state average.
Ouachita Well is promoting simple steps to help us all reach and maintain a healthy
weight. Start by substituting water for sugar-sweetened drinks view the video Eliminate
Sugar-sweetened Beverages above.