Northwest Louisiana (Region #7)
Provide healthy snacks in afterschool Shreveport Public Assembly and Recreation (SPAR) programs
Decrease youth obesity prevalence
Access afterschool snack consumption practices in SPAR programs
Create an action plan to promote healthy snack consumption in SPAR
Provide technical assistance and health/nutrition education to SPAR Afterschool Program staff, participants and parents
Assist SPAR in Developing and Implementing a Afterschool Healthy Snack Policy
Decrease Youth Obesity Prevalence
Increase access to healthy snack choices
Discourage calorie-sweetened beverage consumption
Encourage healthy snack consumption in after-school program
Assist and support SPAR staff, youth and parents through awareness building, educational programming and technical assistance
Some of our partners:
- Alliance for a Healthier Generation
- American Cancer Society
- Amerigroup Louisiana Inc.
- Amerihealth Caritas Louisiana
- Communities of Color Network
- Cornucopia, Inc.
- David Raines Community Health Center
- Department of Health and Hospitals
- Fit For Life Inc.
- Louisiana State University Cooperative Extension Service
- Louisiana State University Family Medicine
- Louisiana State University-Shreveport
- LSUHCS-Children’s Center
- Martin Luther King Health Center
- North Louisiana Area Health Education Center
- Northwest Louisiana Sickle Cell Disease Association
- Office of Public Health-Bureau of Family Health
- Shreveport Public Assembly and Recreation
- Smart Home Care
- Southern University Agriculture Center
- St. Luke’s Episcopal Mobile Medical Ministry
- Susan G. Komen
- Turning Point, Inc.
- United Healthcare
Feamula R. Bradley | Chair
Feamula R. Bradley, who has a master’s degree in education and over twenty-five years of combined experience in grassroots/community mobilization, healthcare education, marketing, coalition building and advocacy, serves as the Louisiana Healthy Communities Coalition Chair. Bradley is also regional manager for The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living. Aside from work, she is a volunteer and mentor at an area homeless shelter in northwest Louisiana and provides support to cancer patients and their families. Bradley enjoys reading, traveling and making a difference in the lives of others.
Yolanda Duckworth | Co-chair
Over the ten years that Yolanda Duckworth has worked for the Louisiana Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, she has established several community health programs and events in northwest Louisiana, including the Men’s Health Day Seminar and Screening, a Breast Cancer Survivor’s Brunch and a monthly Breast Cancer Support Group meeting. Duckworth has worked with local, state and national health organizations, offering health education on chronic diseases and, from 2005 to 2006, she coordinated with the National Prostate Coalition to conduct free mobile prostate screenings throughout northwest Louisiana.
Duckworth’s prior experience entailed working for Southern University as the developer and coordinator of the Service-Learning Program, as well as serving as an executive director, education director and volunteer at other organizations. In addition to her daily partnership outreach, Duckworth still finds time to serve on numerous community committees.
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