Good Health is Good Business 2018-05-21T19:36:23+00:00



A Recipe for a Healthier Louisiana – 2,000 Nutritious Calories a Day

May 15th, 2018|

Not all calories are created equal. Some are nutrient rich. Others are “empty” calories. At LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Professor Catherine Champagne, Ph.D., R.D., and Director of the Metabolic Kitchen Renee Puyau, R.D., L.D.N., have prepared a sample menu with recipes to help you visualize how 2,000 healthy calories can be [...]

Changing the Culture: Eating for You, Not for Two

May 10th, 2018|

For many generations, society has embraced the idea that pregnant women are “eating for two.” That old adage is frequently invoked as mothers-to-be are encouraged to abandon restraint and overindulge in every food craving in the name of nutrition. It might have been sound advice back in the 1950s. Back [...]

Bringing Scientists Back Home to Louisiana

April 25th, 2018|

Efforts to retain Louisiana’s best and brightest high school students in state often make the headlines. However, relatively little attention is focused on how to keep those brilliant minds in the Bayou State after they complete college, master’s or Ph.D. programs. No matter where they receive their degrees, many Louisiana [...]

A Scientific Center Becomes an Economic Engine

April 25th, 2018|

Over the past 30 years, LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center has attracted researchers from around the world to its Baton Rouge campus with the sole purpose of helping people live longer healthier lives. These internationally renowned scientists collaborate with their colleagues in 300 academic institutions in 24 countries. Their work [...]

A Window Into Pennington Biomedical’s World-Class Research Center

March 8th, 2018|

Its beautiful building and park-like campus might be an iconic East Baton Rouge Parish landmark. Still, few Louisianans really understand what goes on inside LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center at 6400 Perkins Road. So, as the Pennington Biomedical celebrates its 30th anniversary, here’s a window into the Capital City’s world-class biomedical [...]

Ways to Work Out in the Workplace

March 7th, 2018|

Chances are you’ve heard it before: To stay in shape, you need to eat less and move more. Eating less may be difficult. But, moving more may seem nearly impossible given the demands of family, school and work—not to mention the commute between all three. How can anyone find time to [...]


LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center puts science to work for a healthier Louisiana. A world research leader right here in Louisiana, our mission is to discover the triggers of chronic diseases through innovative research that improves human health across the lifespan.