Healthy Lifestyles Overview
Building Healthy Habits
At Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Louisiana, we want to teach kids and teens how to live healthier. Our programs focus on helping kids eat a more balanced diet, become more physically fit, and engage in healthy relationships. We hope to build healthy habits now that will last a lifetime.
Kids Face Challenges Every Day
When it comes to healthy habits, many kids in Louisiana are struggling. Often, they do not have access to healthy food and safe spaces to get active. Louisiana ranks 5th in the nation for the prevalence of overweight children. Our state also faces high rates of teen pregnancy, violence, and physical inactivity.
Programs with Impact
Passport to Manhood
Passport to Manhood teaches responsibility to boys ages 11 to 14 with sessions that focus on a specific aspect of character and manhood through highly interactive activities.
SMART Moves is a prevention and education program addressing problems such as drug and alcohol use and premature sexual activity.
SMART Girls provides health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement for girls ages 8 to 17.
Healthy Habits emphasizes good nutrition, regular physical activity and improved overall well-being.
Triple Play is a comprehensive health and wellness program. It strives to improve the overall health of Club members ages 6-18 by increasing daily physical activity, teaching them about good nutrition and helping them develop healthy relationships.