Sarah Isom, Schmit, Rene G., cujones, Clifton, Cynthia | 2/23/2017 2:53:50 PM
Family, Nutrition and Health Let’s Eat for the Healthy of It is a nutrition program that focuses on eating more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, proteins and dairy. The program also focuses on making your plate great by choosing a variety of foods from all 5 food groups at meal times. Let’s East for the Health of It is offered in St. John the Baptist Parish to seniors, schools and WIC clienteles. This program teaches the participants how to prepare meals, read nutrition labels, focus on healthy meals and drinking lots of water.
4-H’er Evania Cortorreal in St. John Parish recently competed in the Broiler Show at the State Livestock Show in Gonzales. Evania showed cockeriel and pullets at the show and received blue ribbons.
St. John Parish is estimated to have 17,800 individual resident homeowners who are responsible for the individual management of their home landscapes. Their interest to learn and apply proper horticulture practices is evident through contacts made on a regular basis with the LSU AgCenter. In 2016 the LSU AgCenter provided an estimated 2,100 resident homeowners with educational information, recommendations and training on research-based cultural practices for lawns, shade trees, fruit trees, landscape ornamentals, vegetable gardens, plant selection and planting, plant health diagnostics, weed, insect and disease pest identification and controls. Parish Master Gardener volunteers also reached an additional 2,000 homeowner clientele through educational gardening programs presented to the public.
2688 - Youth (includes 383 4-H
members & 16 school 4-H clubs)
9095 - Adults
3,300Ag & Natural Resources 5,795 Family Consumer Sciences
4-H clubs Class series School Enrichment Demonstrations Field days Workshops
Newsletters Web sites
Publications Social media School gardens
70 Volunteers -
4-H, Master Gardeners, Family & Community and Agriculture
LSU AgCenter County Agents provide research-based information on plant, aquaculture, wildlife and animal enterprises to St. John Parish clientele. The 2016 total dollar amount from these commodities were:
—Plant enterprises - $13,601.
—Aquaculture and wildlife - $99,589.
—Animal enterprises - $278,555.
Population - 45,924
Land area (square miles) - 213.07% Persons under 18 years old - 25.0% Persons 65 years old and over - 13.0% Median household income - $50,921 Persons below poverty - 20.5%