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Whitney Breaux

Whitney is a Marketing Assistant with a financial education firm specializing in “new media.” She is also a very recent graduate of the Manship School of Mass Communication with a degree in Political Communication and minor in Business Administration.

Whitney served as the press secretary for the S.O.S.-Save Our Schools campaign comprised of students fighting to eliminate the proposed budget cuts to higher education. S.O.S. utilized blogging and social networking sites to expand its message to colleges, universities and the community. Her past work experiences also include managing “new media” accounts for political candidates.

While a student at LSU, Whitney remained active in Student Government, Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority and the Leadership LSU Class of 2009. In her spare time, Whitney enjoys volunteering with local organizations, studying the world of politics and watching Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Her future plans include obtaining a Masters Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and a juris doctorate.

Whitney is a life-long resident of Baton Rouge and graduate of Baton Rouge Magnet High School in 2005.

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01/17 - Healthy New Year!

What is the best approach to shedding pounds in a state where cuisine is part of its culture?

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January heralds the beginning of a New Year and for many, a resolution to practice a healthier lifestyle. According to the 13th annual State of Obesity report, Louisiana now has the highest rate of adult obesity in the country.

So, 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? Louisiana Public Square searches for answers on “Healthy New Year!” Wednesday, January 25 at 7pm on LPB HD and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Tuesday, January 24)

Do you have a story of weight loss challenges and success that you want to share? Be a part of our audience when we record “Healthy New Year!” on Tuesday, January 24 at 7 p.m. at LPB. Email your contact information to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Seating is limited, so reply soon!




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.


Louisiana Public Square can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check the station websites for schedules.



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