The LAEP meeting was held Saturday, June 7, at Louisiana College in Alexandria, LA. Dr. Mike Brunet spoke on his 4-year project studying the activity level of third grade students in rural areas of Louisiana. His goal was to create a healthier school environment and to make a positive change in children's health. Donna Newton presented information on the Growing Up Fit Together project. Since 1990, childhood obesity has increased from 12.3% to 32.7%. Her program was directed at the children in low-income, medically underserved areas of Louisiana.