Family and Consumer Sciences Advisory Committee Minutes

Deniese L. Zeringue  |  9/16/2011 12:36:40 AM

Wednesday, May 26, 2011
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The meeting of the St. Charles Parish Family & Consumer Science Advisory Committee was held at the St. Charles Parish office, located at 1313 Paul Mallard Road Suite E, Luling, Louisiana.

Those in attendance were:
Joyce LoCoco, Stephanie Boudreaux, Julie Falkner, Rev. Oscar Ramos, Eric Dishongh.

Members not in attendance but requested to remain on FCS advisory committee were:
Janice Beadle, Sharon Hobbs, Janice Johnson, Rev. Gary Bolden, Carolyn Schexnaydre, Fay Caire, Gail Roussel, Ashley Trosclair.

St. Charles Parish Agents:
Deniese Zeringue, Family & Consumer Science Agent, had a display table showing the programs provided in the parish and the results of the programs in Nutrition and Health, and Financial Resource Management.

Welcome and Introductions:
Rene’ Schmit, Parish Chairman welcomed the FCS advisory members to our office.

Deniese Zeringue outlined the advisory member’s role in the advisory process and asked for help identifying issues they would like addressed in parish programming. The members discuss what they felt were their top five issues, from there the group agreed on the following issues as being the most important to address in programming. The top issues were:

Issues:

Nutrition:

1. Health and nutrition for seniora and children.
2. Elderly nutrition.
3. Water hydration, sports drinks versus bottled water.
4. What athletes should eat before a sporting event and what coaches can tell players; 100-calorie snack packs are expensive to buy, tips on how to make your own.
5. Promote a diet high in the consumption of organic/raw foods.

Financial Management:

  1. Money management for seniors on a fixed income/budget.
  2. Demonstrations on use of credit cards.
  3. Tutoring services available for those in need educationally and financially.

Members were thanked for their time and input, meeting adjourned at 11:00 a.m. Photo was taken and refreshments were served.

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