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Manage post-hurricane stress
(Distributed 09/07/08) You probably can’t avoid the stress coming in the wake of Hurricane Gustav, but you can manage it, says LSU AgCenter family and consumer sciences specialist Becky White.

Prepare an evacuation to-go kit for your child
(Distributed 08/29/08) Adults are urged to assemble a “grab-and-go” box of important papers in case of a hurricane evacuation. How about making a “to-go kit” for your child? Assembling a few treasured items can help your child in times of disaster, according to LSU AgCenter family development professor Dr. Rebecca White.

Food Safety and You: The Dangers of Raw Pet Food Diets
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As natural as raw pet food diets may seem, these diets have not been shown to be healthier for pets. In addition, they can pose significant risks to humans.

Healthy Beginnings for Your Baby
Healthy Beginnings for your baby

Giving your baby a good beginning is important in helping him or her mature and properly develop

Canine Heartworm Disease
This fact sheet has frequently asked questions about heartworm disease in dogs.
Sizzlin' Summer Hazards for Pets
This fact sheet discusses common heat-related illnesses in pets and how to prevent them.
Child Safety in the Garden
Girl in Garden
Spending time in the landscape with children, especially young ones, requires adults to pay careful attention. Just as you would childproof an indoor room, it’s important to take safety precautions in the yard to keep young ones safe.
Smart Choices Nutrition News for Seniors
Fact or Fiction
The Smart Choices Nutrition News for Seniors is an informative newsletter designed to address specific nutrition and health-related issues for adults over 50.
Health and Nutrition for the Elderly
Seniors and Food Safety...Preventing Food-borne Illness
Articles addressing various topics relating to health and nutrition for the elderly. Topics covered include: Bone Up on Osteoporosis, Eating Well as We Age, Food Label: Nutrition Facts at a Glance, Seniors and Food Safety...Preventing Food-borne Illness, and Vegetable Purchasing and Storage Tips.
Help your child recover from fearfulness following hurricanes
(Distributed 09/07/08) A child may continue to be fearful following a hurricane because of the uncertainty of the future. “A child can mix up real fear and make-believe fear. This is OK, and a parent or other care-giver can help in many ways,” says LSU AgCenter family and consumer sciences specialist Becky White.
Understanding and Working with Teens
This guide discusses the common physical, mental, social and emotional characteristics of high school youth.
Parents as Partners
As you and your child join the 4-H program, you’ll want to make the most of the experience. The success of your 4-H club and the kind of experience your child has depends greatly upon your parental involvement. 4-H has so much to offer your child through educational programs, contests and special events. Through active participation in 4-H, your child will develop skills that will last a lifetime.
Teens: What They Are All About
Between 1990 and 2000, the number of teens, age 12 to 19 soared to 32 million, an increase of nearly 4.5 million. By 2010, the teen population is supposed to peak at 35 million. Today’s teens live in a time of sweeping technological advances, relative affluence and a flattening divorce rate. Because of the rate of change in today’s society, teens change and develop quickly.
Teen Lingo
“You got some bones to get some kicks.” “Backup your grill, you got the dragon.” “Boo, let’s go flossin.” Do these phrases seem like a foreign language? If you answered yes to this question, get the lowdown on teen lingo.