Experts from the LSU AgCenter’s Southeast Region invite you to read and discuss all things relating to food, family, and fitness. This blog has been designed as a forum for individuals to exchange information, answer questions, and share ideas and other useful resources.
Using the Snap Ed banner theme: Active Life Healthy Life to spread the word about being active
Looking for ways to include whole grains in your diet? Try these tips.
Are you including grains in your daily diet? If not, continue reading to learn why it is important to eat grains.
Winter is when most citrus fruits are the sweetest and juiciest.
Physical activity is recommended for everyone. National parks can offer exercise and time experiencing nature.
We should consume foods in the dairy group.
Vegetables are nutritious and delicious.
You should make half your grains "whole" each day!
Find out how recess and physical education positively impact your child's education and about Wellness Policies that every school is required to implement.
Learn to make Salmon Patties with 6 ingredients. This recipe features a low fat protein with 110 Calories & 12 grams of protein per serving.
Why eating salads can benefit your health in many different ways
This Vegetable Santa Claus will bring smiles to young and old and provide a serving of vegetables, also. This recipe is simple to construct and
Serving a Vegetable Platter that looks like a turkey is a delicious, nutritious way to incorporate more vegetables into your Thanksgiving feast.
Learn how to make tortilla roll-ups with this recipe video. Youth Lesson # 4 Make at Least Half Your Grains Whole From Pub. 3128
Teaches clients the skills to cut fruits and vegetables safely with the correct tool/knife and, using food safety techniques.
LSU AgCenter Nutrition Minute Video on apples.
Fun at the Farmers Market. Tags: fun, farmers market, fruits, vegetables, learn, taste
Prepare for the Worst & Hope for the Best! . Tags: hurricane preparedness, prepare, foods to stock, be prepared
Creole Tomatos. Tags: creole tomato, red, ripe, grown, farmers' markets, side of road or under bridges, supermarkets
What is the Unwanted BBQ Guest? Listeria. Tags: BBQ, parties, foodborne illness, temperature, bacteria, food
Nutrition Month Tips. Tags: muscle, protein, fat, healthy, carbs, sugar, salt
Winter Health. Tags: winter, flu, cold, hand washing, clothes, flu shot, healthy eating
Food Allergies and Children. Tags: nuts, food allergies, children, diaper rash, wheat, cow's milk
Simple Abundance. Tags: Health, lsu Agcenter, simple abundance, Sarah Ban Breathnach
Blue and Red Foods. Tags: tomatoes, purple potatoes, vitamin C, potassium, anti-oxidants
10 Food Safety Tips to Keep Germs Out of Your Holiday Meal. Tags: food safety, germs, temperature. food utensils
The Challenging Roles of Grandparents. Tags: parents, elders, roles, reminisce, challenging, feelings
It's Pumpkin Time Everyone!!!!. Tags: pumpkin, Halloween, Thanksgiving, cholesterol, fat, sodium, vitamins, antioxidant, beta-carotene
Holiday Turkey Safety. Tags: turkey,holiday,foodborne,illness,safety,food,refrigerator,thaw,temperature
Let’s Be Safe Rather Than Sorry!. Tags: Food safety
From brown rice to basmati rice: A guide to the healthiest types of rice. Tags: basmati, brown rice, fiber, jasmine, rice white rice, whole grains
Making Celebrations fun, healthy and active. Tags: parties, healthy, physical activities, festive, moving, healthier recipes
Energy-boosting foods to keep students alert and focused. Tags: back to school, students, snacks, energy-boosting foods, energy, fatigue, depression, fiber, protein, whole grains
Orleans SNAP-Ed Rocks. Tags: SNAP-Ed,Orleans,healthy,MyPlate,happy,me,guide,obesity
A New Concept for Raising Children - Co-parenting. Tags: values, children, couple, divorce, parent, father, mother, outcomes
Trick or Treat Where Treats Don't Have to be Candy. Tags: Halloween Treats Halloween candy
Building a MyPlate Healthy Sandwich. Tags: lunch boxes, MyPlate, sandwich, healthy, grains, vegetables and fruits, proteins, dairy
30 MyPlate Steps to a Healthier You. Tags: 30, MyPlate, Steps, veggie, broil, fruits, stationary bike
Bean There Done That. Tags: beans, bean, red beans, nutrition, protein, my plate, dietary guideline, healthy lifestyle, meat and beans
Get Ready, Get Set.............Stop!!!!!. Tags: SoFAS
Make your plate look like a Pro. Tags: professional chef, create, planning, plating, color, texture
Stay hydrated with these refreshing summer foods. Tags: hydration, dehydration, watermelon, cucumber, berries, peppers
A Cool Summer Treat. Tags: fruits,frozen,nutrients,calories,vitamins,hydrate,benefits,digestion
What about Watermelon?. Tags: summertime, watermelon, nutrition, lycopene, summer, fruit
Back to School May Also Mean Back to Bag Lunches. Tags: back to school, bag lunch, food safety, lunchboxes
It’s a SNAP. Tags: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, snap, snap-ed, lsu agcenter, nutrition, my plate, food stamp program
Celebrating our Parents. Tags: fathers, parents, homeless, fatherlessness, facts, adopted, foster
What's in season for the summer in the dark green and orange. Tags: dark green, orange, apricots, carrots, collard green, okra
Pair these superfoods for some major health benefits. Tags: fats, vitamins, combine foods, superfood
Start Walking Now. Tags: physically,active,health,benefits,aerobic,walking,steps,heart,disease,guidelines,lifestyle
Quench Your Thirst. Tags: Nutrition, Water
Asparagus. Tags: vegetable, asparagus, vitamins B, B6, A, steamed, blanched, pureed, grilled, chopped
Eat cool to stay cool this summer: Foods to keep your body temp down. Tags: cold soups, fruit, gazpacho, spicy food, summer, summer foods, vegetables, watermelon
Brain Talk part 3. Tags: mind, study, research, generation, magnetic resonance, transfusion
The New Vacation is a "Staycation". Tags: vacation, family, staycation, fun, inexpensive
May-Month for Mothers. Tags: Health Screenings
Top 5 egg-cellent ways to reinvent breakfast. Tags: avocado, breakfast, brunch, eggs, healthy food, kale, quiche
Pecans. Tags: pecans, Native Americans, nuts, pecan trees, autumn
Collard Greens- natural protection for you. Tags: collard,greens,vitamin,cooking,antioxidant,fiber,immune,leaves
Organizing Your Recipe Collection. Tags: recipes, organized, categories, label
Foods to Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk. Tags: food, colon, cancer, fruits, vegetables
Spring is here! Let's Exercise Outdoors. Tags: nutrition, physical activity, outdoors
Spaghetti Squash. Tags: squash, spaghetti squash, health benefits of squash
Brain Talk Part 2. Tags: myelin, pruning, cortex, dopamine, tolerance
5 Apps to Help in Planning Meals and Counting Calories. Tags: meals, calories, grocery list, apps, nutritional contents
A color-coded guide to nutrients in your fruits and vegetables. Tags: winter, color, fruits, vegetables, nutrients, orange, red, yellow, green, blue, violet
Being active at any size. Tags: overweight, obese, exercise, health, fitness, lose weight, weight loss, joint pressure, workout, walking, swimming, sitting
Did You Know!. Tags: Dental Health
Caring for Your Heart: Eat and Exercise Right. Tags: heart, exercise, love, heart beats, dancing
What exactly does "clean eating" mean anyway?. Tags: clean eating, lifestyle, unrefined foods, factory-raised animals
Make Fiber a Part of Your Day. Tags: Fiber, calories, digestive system, heart disease
Eating to Overcome Stress and Depression. Tags: oatmeal cookie, stress, depression, feelings, fried chicken, apple
Brain Talk - part 1. Tags: brain verbal, research, child, abuse. neglect, infant
Canned fruits and Vegetables matter too. Tags: canned,fruits,vegetables,label,sodium, convenient,rust,dent,bulge,nutrition
Relaxation VS Physical Activity. Tags: relaxation and physical activity, physical activity, ways to get moving, how to be physically active,
Live a Healthier Life. Tags: Nutrition
10 Sneaky Ways to Get More Fruits and Vegetables in Your Daily Diet. Tags: fruits, vegetables, healthier, productive lifestyle, snacking
Nuts for Nutrition. Tags: nuts, protein, nutrition, almonds, pecans
Tis the Season to Be Safe. Tags: Christmas, safety, holidays, food safety, decorations, Christmas trees, Christmas lights, natural trees, artificial trees
Giving Thanks for What We Have. Tags: MyPlate,thanksgiving,grains, fruits,vegetables,physical,activity,healthy
Thanksgiving...Finally!. Tags: thanksgiving, portion control, healthy food, nutrition, turkey day
Happy Thanksgiving. Tags: gobble, turkey, feast, shart, delicious, vegetables
Turkey Time! Tips for a Safe and Sane Feast. Tags: food, safety, turkey, Thanksgiving, thawing, preparation, stuffing
November-National Diabetes Month. Tags: National Diabetes Month
Enjoying a Healthier Halloween. Tags: treats,costumes,candy, healthy
Healthy Trick-or-Treat Alternatives. Tags: treats, nutritious, Halloween, healthy, physical activity, fruits
Explanations why a child needs an Active Involved Father. Tags: Fathers, custodial, child, nurturing, appropriate, caring, roles
ATTENTION PUMPKIN CARVERS: Do Not Throw Out the Seeds!. Tags: pumpkins seeds, pepitas, nutrition, pumpkins, health, october
How Can I Protect My Child ?. Tags: Safeguards, learn, dread, killed, toy, urban.behavior
Power Up With Whole Grains. Tags: whole,grains,fiber,MyPlate,bran,germ,diet,carbohydrates,healthy
Are You Ready?. Tags: emergency preparedness
Eating and Exercising for Good Health. Tags: exercise, 30 minutes a day, tired, outside
Fathers as Parents. Tags: children, girls, boys, fathers, mothers, poverty,
Questioning Quinoa? Read Up!. Tags: quinoa, healthy eating, healthy foods, grains, vegetables, healthy recipes
Give them a BREAK!. Tags: sleep