Learn about childhood obesity in a free online session on April 21.

A free online program on "Understanding Childhood Obesity" will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21.

The webinar will look at childhood obesity trends in Louisiana; the relationship between obesity and food insecurity; and the impact of physical activity in preschool and school-age children.

Peter Katzmarzyk and Candice Myers, of Pennington Biomedical Research Center, and Leah Robinson, of the University of Michigan, will speak.

To see the webinar, register at

The event is being hosted by Louisiana Fit Kids, a partnership between the Louisiana Department of Education and Pennington.