Our Lady of the Lake’s Geaux Get Healthy clinical program opened its second location on Jan. 19. The new clinic is at 2041 Silverside Drive in Baton Rouge. Geaux Get Healthy’s first location is at Our Lady of the Lake North at 5439 Airline Highway in Baton Rouge.
“Surprisingly, over the past couple of years we have had many food insecure community members interested in our program but were unable to attend due to Our Lady of the Lake North being far from where they lived,” said Tiffany Wesley Ardoin, MD, Geaux Get Healthy clinical program director and internal medicine physician. “We are hoping to provide an opportunity for these people along with those in need in the Gardere area in south Baton Rouge with this new Silverside location.”
Geaux Get Healthy is a project of the Mayor's Healthy City Initiative (HealthyBR) and is a coalition of local organizations working collaboratively to make fresh food affordable and accessible, to develop sustainable programs to reduce food insecurity in our community’s highest-needs neighborhoods, and to co-create a thriving local food landscape.
Geaux Get Healthy clinical program participants receive three free cooking classes, a grocery store tour, one free nutrition class with a registered dietician, a free Top Box of food, a gift card to Dollar General, and connection to other community resources.
The program is ongoing and eligible participants can join at any point. Learn more about the Geaux Get Healthy clinical program at healthybr.com/ggh.