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Louisiana Food Access
Directory of Louisiana Farmers Markets and reasons why you should shop there.

First Aid Farm Quest
Farm Quest

The First Aid Farm Quest CD is a multimedia, interactive educational program used by schools and libraries that teaches fifth-grade through high school first aid and injury prevention skills. Games and activities are developmentally appropriate and reinforced through interactive navigation within modules.

Health Note: Blood Pressure, Diabetes and High Cholesterol Increase Heart Disease Risk for Blacks
Black man

Researchers say black men and women have double whites’ risk of dying of coronary heart disease. At the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Monika Safford studied about 24,000 people nationwide who were followed for about four years.

Louisiana Food Access Summit, November 7, 2012, Pennington Biomemedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, La.
La Food Access Summit logo

The mission of the Louisiana Food Access Summit is to stimulate engagement of farmers, community members, organizations and policy makers by resetting the table to combat hunger and strengthen Louisiana’s regional and local food systems.

Just Thirty Minutes a Day
Cathy Judd, Lincoln Parish agent.
Exercising for 30 minutes a day can increase the quality of life, strengthen the heart and lungs, keep you from getting tired, control blood pressure, improve memory and influence so many other health factors.
2.0 version of USDA’s Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass
Know Your Farmer
The Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass is a digital guide to USDA resources that support regional food production. markets, meat processing facilities and more, as well as data on USDA-supported projects in all 50 states.
Food Research & Action Center (FRAC)
Food Research & Action Center Website
FRAC leads efforts to broaden low-income children’s access to healthy school lunch and breakfast, summer and afterschool meals and child care food in the child nutrition reauthorization process.
Louisiana Food Bank Association
Lousiana food bank service area
The mission of the Louisiana Food Bank Association is to provide a unified voice for Louisiana's hungry with short-term response seeking long-term solutions through advocacy, education and leadership.
Remove Odors from Refrigerator and Freezer
If food has thawed in your refirgerator or freezer, you are probably facing an odor problem.
Living a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle
February is reserved as American Heart Month in order to raise awareness about the prevention and management of heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the United States in both men and women and accounts for almost 700,000 deaths each year or 29% of all U.S. deaths.
Research With Resistant Starch Has Widespread Health Implications
Nutrition researchers in the LSU AgCenter believe a form of starch may have a greater effect on metabolism and fat deposition than other types of dietary fiber. The LSU AgCenter research team has shown that fermentation of natural resistant starch in the large intestine is an important and previously underestimated mechanism in weight management.
Lose Holiday Weight Safely
Americans put on anywhere from 5 to 8 pounds during the holidays. There are safe and not-so-safe methods of losing those few extra pounds, according to LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Heli Roy.
Fluids Important To Everyone, Especially Seniors, In Hot Weather
Girl drinking water
Drinking enough fluids is important during our hot summer weather – especially for senior citizens, according to LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Beth Reames.
Don’t Blame Genes For Children’s Inactivity
Physical inactivity is a major risk factor for diseases such as obesity, diabetes and hypertension. LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Heli Roy says declining levels of physical activity may help explain why childhood metabolic diseases are becoming more common.