Eggs are an excellent source of protein. Studies show that consumption of one egg per day is fine for most healthy people and does not increase their risk for heart disease.
Parents and caregivers have an opportunity to learn about nutrition and improve their cooking skills through healthy food preparation by participating in a series of five LSU AgCenter classes called "The Traveling Kitchen."
Useful information to assist parents as they prepare lunches for themselves and their children before placing in their lunch boxes.
This news article, written by FCS Extension Agent Danna Gillett, gives specific tips to lower the risk of developing debilitating memory problems.
Danna Gillett, Family and Consumer Sciences agent in Richland Parish, offers great advice for making sure that we enjoy these wonderful berries fresh as well as frozen for later enjoyment.
Many dieters believe that losing weight means giving up delicious foods. Try these 10 tips to help you make healthier choices when planning and serving family meals.
Danna Gillett, Family & Consumer Sciences Agent, provides easy to use suggestions for maintaining a healthy food plan after the Christmas holidays.
Tips to help us choose wisely when planning and enjoying holiday menus.
Great tips for one-pot soups prepared with less fat and salt can be part of a healthy meal plan for your family.
In an effort to increase awareness, prevent childhood obesity and save billions of dollars in unnecessary health care costs, September has been designated as National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.
Lack of adequate moisture, whether rain or a glass of water, can cause serious problems for all living organisms, especially humans. Just like your garden, pets and livestock, you need an adequate supply of water for good health.
A one cup serving of fresh watermelon chunks provides only 45 calories and can be a good replacement for sugar sweetened snacks. It contains no fat or cholesterol and is low in sodium. The sweet, juicy fruits are over 90 percent water and help supply the body's daily water needs.
Any number of measures can be taken to help control the heat in our homes during this time of the year. Using these suggestions may contribute to cooler temperatures in our living areas of the home.
News article providing information on sun exposure causing damage to unprotected skin of younger children.
Questions to ask oneself to determine if you are ready for a potential disaster.
General information regarding pre-application for disaster food stamps will be helpful to those in need should a disaster occur.
Reaching out through social media includes a variety of online technologies including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, personal blogs and other technology.
Individuals and families today deal with multiple issues related to raising children, eating right and spending smart in order to live well. These three issues are addressed in educational programs provided by Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) for the residents of Richland Parish.
Calories eaten without careful thought add up to extra pounds over time. To become a more mindful eater and gain control of what and how much we eat, we need to try different strategies.
The American Dietetic Association has designated March as National Nutrition Month.
The American Dental Association recommends that parents schedule the first dental visit within six months of the appearance of the first tooth and no later than the child's first birthday.
Keep young children safe by following these bathroom safety tips.
Tips on preserving your leftovers and reheating them. For additional information, call the toll-free USDA Meat & Poultry Hotline at 1-888-674-6854. The Hotline will be staffed with food safety specialists on Thanksgiving Day from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central Time to answer any turkey questions.
Regular physical activity is associated with immediate and long-term health benefits such as easier weight control, lower blood pressure, improved cardio-respiratory function and enhanced psychological well-being. Active children are more likely to become active adults. Suggestions for indoor and outdoor activities included. (PDF format only)
Parents can divorce each other, but the parent-child relationship and parenting responsibilities are forever. Follow these tips to make co-parenting a success.
The mission of EFNEP is to empower limited-income families with young children to make informed decisions about food purchasing, food safety and meal management. Upon completion of the program, participants should be able to solve problems related to their families' food dollars and meal management, which, in turn, will help them become more efficient in meeting their families' needs.
(Distributed 04/13/11) LSU AgCenter agents in northeast Louisiana are conducting classes in detention centers in Franklin, Richland, Morehouse and Union parishes to help prisoners prepare for reentering society.