Quincy L. Cheek | 3/28/2012 8:30:43 PM
4-H Youth Development
Family Nutrition & Health
These programs are targeted to both adult and youth audiences in Grant parish. Participants in the parish programs are from the entire age group spectrum. From head start and pre-kindergarten youth participating in Organwise Guys and Happy Healthy Me nutrition pro-grams, to senior adults receiving critical programs such as Food Safety for Seniors and Smart Choices Nutrition. Adults in Grant parish also receive a series of Lunch & Learn pro-grams in Grant parish each Spring dealing with topics such as chronic disease, stress man-agement, estate planning and physical activity for better health. Grant Parish residents also participate in gardening and nutrition programs offered to the general public.
The Master Nutrition Volunteer Training program in Grant Parish is going strong with 10 cer-tified Master Nutrition Volunteers conducting and assisting with LSU AgCenter Nutrition and Health programs in the Parish.
980 Youth (includes 480 4-H members & 12 school 4-H clubs, Cloverbuds, and school enrichment)
3803 - Adults 1178 Ag & Natural Resources 1,021 Family Development & Nutrition
4-H clubs, Class series, School Enrichment, Demonstrations, Field days, Workshops, Newsletters, Web sites, Newspaper Articles, Television, and Publications.
Grants applied for to fund community nutri-tion and health efforts with local partners. Master Nutrition Volunteer force to increase through additional training.
LSU AgCenter County Agents provide research-based information on plant, aqua-culture, wildlife and animal enterprises to Grant Parish clientele. The 2008 total dollar amount from these commodities were:
Data from the Louisiana Ag Summary Web site: LSUAgCenter.com/agsummary
Population - 19,974
Land area (square miles) - 645.11
Persons under 18 years old - 25.7%
Persons 65 years old and over - 13.0%
Median household income - $38,896
Persons below poverty - 17.0%
1. Increase productivity and profitability of Louisiana Agriculture.
2. Promote the wise use of natural resources and pro-tection of the environment.
3. Build leaders and good citizens through 4-H youth development.
4. Combat Childhood Obesity through healthy lifestyle programs in 4-H Clubs Meetings, Smart Bodies, and Family Nutrition Night events.
5. Work with low-income, SNAP Ed eligible families to make healthier food choices through workshops and interactive cooking demonstrations.