|Events & Workshops|
|Nutrition, Diet & Health|
|Parenting & Child Care|
|Farm to Table Recipes|
Recipe for Easy Eggplant Parmesan featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, September 18, 2018.
Recipe for Sweet Potato Cheese Ball featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, November 21, 2017.
Recipe for Stir Fry Cabbage featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, December 19, 2017.
Recipe for Strawberry Fruit Cups featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, March 20, 2018.
Recipe for Broccoli Chicken Frittata featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, February 6, 2018.
Recipe for Peach and Biscuit Bake featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, June 19, 2018.
Recipe for Watermelon Salsa featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, July 24, 2018.
Recipe for Grilled Squash featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, August 21, 2018.
Dining With Diabetes classes are being offered at the LSU AgCenter, Ouachita Parish beginning October 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Smart Portions: A Healthy Weight Program is being offered at the LSU AgCenter, Ouachita Parish beginning September 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Recipe for Broccoli Chicken Frittata featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, May 1, 2018.
Recipe for Pumpkin Fluff Dip featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, October 17, 2017.
The Building Healthy Communities newsletter provides Personal, Financial and Home Health news you can use.
Dining With Diabetes Classes will be held at the LSU AGCenter, Ouachita Parish, in the month of November 2017.
Helping our children learn to structure their days can make it easier for everyone to get things done and make our time together more enjoyable.
Back to school often means back to packing the lunch box for many parents. Take-along lunches can be safe, tasty, and nutritious with just a little proper planning.
Microorganisms that can cause foodborne illnesses grow faster in the warm summer months. Under the right circumstances, harmful bacteria can quickly multiply on food to large numbers. Here are some tips to help you fight foodborne illness and keep your food safer this summer.
Summer is right around the corner with its long, hot days. Many of us will begin to spend more time outdoors. It is important to drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration.
Slow cookers can help busy people prepare meals on a budget while saving time. With a busy schedule, it can be hard to find the time to prepare a healthful, home cooked meal in the evening.
Family mealtime is much more than nourishing the body. It is also a time for families to communicate and grow closer. Family meals where everyone gathers around the dinner table at home are becoming fewer as families become busier.
Children need to stay hydrated, and if they are playing a sport, it seems to make sense to most people. Sports drinks come in a variety of brands and a wide array of flavors so kids enjoy drinking them. Sports drinks contain carbohydrates, minerals, flavoring, and electrolytes like sodium and potassium.
The most popular vegetable in the world is the potato. Even so, potatoes often get a bad rap because of their high carbohydrate content in the form of starch. However, in addition to being rich in carbohydrates, potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C, potassium, and B vitamins.
What happens once the holiday meals are over and you have loads of leftovers? If they are handled properly, those leftovers can be the basis of a few more meals.
Sweet potatoes are a popular Louisiana vegetable. Sweet potatoes are a great addition to any meal. Sweet potatoes can be substituted in almost any recipe that calls for apples, squash, or white potatoes.
A series of newsletters designed just for parents to help them encourage nutritious eating habits and physical activity for their families. The newsletters contain healthful recipes for your family to try.
Louisiana pecans are a tasty treat that will be literally falling from trees. Since pecans are a seasonal crop, you will want to store plenty for use year round. Pecans should be handled properly to ensure their flavor and quality last until the next season.
Okra is one of the favorite summer vegetables in the South. It grows through the hot summer months when other fresh vegetables are no longer available. Okra can be served in many ways other than traditional fried okra.
Summer is in full swing, and many of us are regularly firing up the grill. Grilling provides great flavor without adding extra fat like frying. Some studies have suggested there may be a cancer risk related to eating food cooked by high heat techniques such as grilling. If you are grilling and following proper safety tips, the risk of getting cancer from grilling foods is very low.
If you know how to read the Nutrition Facts Label and are familiar with the information found there, you may find you want to use it often to ensure you’re eating a healthful diet. You can use the label as you plan meals, shop, and cook. The label makes it easier to compare one product to another for nutrient content.
Research has shown that regular consumption of fruits and vegetables lowers the risk for developing heart disease. Blueberries are a tasty way to add fruit to your diet.
Spring marks the peak of the Louisiana strawberry season when fresh berries are abundant and so sweet. Strawberries are a nutritious and delicious treat. Stock up on the fresh berries now, and store them properly to enjoy after the peak season.
It can be a challenge to enjoy the holidays without adding a few extra pounds or experiencing some stress over preparing holiday meals. It can be difficult as we try to juggle spending time with family and friends with preparing the family meal. For those of us who want to try to stay on track with healthy eating, it can be especially hard. In order to ease the stress of preparing a large family meal you may want to look at some easier options.
When thawing, preparing and using turkey leftovers it is important to follow safety guidelines. Follow these fact sheets provided by United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Services.
Meal preparation can be demanding when you have limited time and a busy schedule. Put your freezer to work by freezing foods that you can have as quick home cooked meals for busy nights.
Grocery shopping can be a stressful experience when trying to save money on food purchases. Here are tips for helping you to shop wisely.
As you head to the kitchen to prepare your holiday feast, keep food safety principles in mind to ensure your holiday meal is safe as well as delicious. There are four simple food safety steps you can follow every day to keep your meals safe to eat.
Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become weak and can break more easily. Read about the risk factors here.
Information on properly measuring ingredients when cooking.
Tips for reading and interpreting a recipe properly including solid and liquid measurement equivalents.
A collection of recipes using fresh produce that can be found at our local farmers market.
Information for safely and properly canning, preserving and freezing vegetables, fruits and prepared foods.
Family Nutrition Program newsletters provide information on a wide range of nutrition and health topics. Smart Choices for Seniors is designed to provide seniors with nutrition facts specifically targeting older adults.
Family Nutrition Program newsletters provide information on a wide range of topics including nutrition facts, nutrients that are needed, making nutritious snacks, food safety, getting ready for school with nutritious lunches, easy-to-prepare meals and delicious recipes for the family, especially those on a fixed income.
Scholarship application forms for Ouachita Volunteers For Family and Community and also Louisiana Volunteers For Family and Community state scholarship application forms. The parish scholarships are due by May 31, and the state scholarships by April 10.
Provides several tips to help you eat more fruits.
Parents need to encourage children to be more active and eat healthy.