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Remove Odors from Refrigerator and Freezer
If food has thawed in your refirgerator or freezer, you are probably facing an odor problem.
Please click here for PDF version of Louisiana Food Access: Shop Louisiana Farmers Markets for a Seasonal Menu.
Louisiana Food Access
Directory of Louisiana Farmers Markets and reasons why you should shop there.
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Health Note: Blood Pressure, Diabetes and High Cholesterol Increase Heart Disease Risk for Blacks
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.
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First Aid 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.
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Louisiana Food Access Summit, November 7, 2012, Pennington Biomemedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, La.
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.
Cathy Judd, Lincoln Parish agent.
Just Thirty Minutes a Day
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.
Know Your Farmer
2.0 version of USDA’s Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass
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.
Massive Study Examines Role of Genetics, Disease and Exercise
Scientists are learning about the role of genetic and non-genetic factors in cardiovascular, metabolic and hormonal responses to aerobic exercise through a three-part investigation begun 12 years ago, according to LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Heli Roy.
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Food Research & Action Center (FRAC)
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.
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Fluids Important To Everyone, Especially Seniors, In Hot Weather
Drinking enough fluids is important during our hot summer weather – especially for senior citizens, according to LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Beth Reames.
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Louisiana Food Bank Association
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.
Mold. Important Questions, Objective Answers
Mold: Important Questions, Objective Answers
Conflicting information and media coverage about hazards of mold and how to handle mold problems have left many people confused, concerned and sometimes frightened. If you have or suspect a mold problem in your home, this fact sheet will help you make well-informed decisions about how to fix the problem and prevent its return.
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.
Advice For National Women’s Health Week
"Eating healthfully is one of the most important things women can do to achieve and maintain good health," says LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Beth Reames. "Each day brings the opportunity to eat more healthfully. Even if you’ve not eaten nutritiously in the past, you can make changes in your diet that will help you have more energy and lower your risk of disease."
Osteoporosis Strikes Every 20 Seconds
"Every 20 seconds, osteoporosis causes a fracture," warns an LSU AgCenter nutrition education expert. Specialist Donna Montgomery says osteoporosis is a painful, disfiguring disease that strikes one in every two women and one in every eight men above age 50.
Be Cautious About Mosquito-borne Diseases
May generally brings higher temperatures, more mosquitoes and more chances to contract West Nile virus. The disease is carried by birds and transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. So far this year, more dead birds that were confirmed to have carried West Nile virus have been turned in to state health department offices than at the same time last year.
What Parents Need To Know About Secondhand Smoke
Do you smoke around your young children? Does your child’s child-care provider smoke in the child-care environment? If your answer to either of those questions is "yes," LSU AgCenter experts caution there are multiple concerns about children and their exposure to secondhand smoke.
Be Alert to Carbon Monoxide Dangers
Every year some 500 Americans die suddenly in their homes from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. A little knowledge about the gas and taking some simple precautions can help reduce the chances of a dangerous situation happening in your home, says LSU AgCenter housing professor Dr. Claudette Reichel.
Hunger Always with Us, Says LSU AgCenter Nutritionist
For most people, fasting is an occasional choice, but for many people hunger is a year-round reality, according to LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Annrose Guarino. She offers ways to help alleviate hunger.
More Blacks Needed In Health Studies
Recruiting volunteers for clinical trials is an on-going challenge. Chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity affect blacks disproportionately. Black participation could identify effective prevention and treatment strategies for minority groups.
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