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This article describes the 5 groups from the MY PLATE: Fruits, Vegetables, Protein, Grains & Dairy/Calcium rich foods. A recipe for the MY PLATE WRAP is given.
During pregnancy, your immune system is altered, which makes it harder for your body to fight off certain harmful foodborne pathogens.
Conflicting information and media coverage about hazards of mold and how to handle mold problems have left many people confused, concerned and sometimes frightened. If you have or suspect a mold problem in your home, this fact sheet will help you make well-informed decisions about how to fix the problem and prevent its return.
If your goal for 2017 is to eat better and lose weight by eating a gluten-free diet, then you may want to read on.
Are you thinking about a detox diet to jump start your weight loss plan?
It’s the start of a new year, and now it’s time to begin those New Year’s resolutions.
Serving a Vegetable Platter that looks like a turkey is a delicious, nutritious way to incorporate more vegetables into your Thanksgiving feast.
Learn to make Salmon Patties with 6 ingredients. This recipe features a low fat protein with 110 Calories & 12 grams of protein per serving.
Learn the signs of diabetes -- type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes. (PDF Format Only)
How do you get head lice? How do you know if you have a head lice problem? How do you eliminate a head lice problem? Find these answers and more. (PDF Format Only)
Do you smoke around your young children? Does your child’s child-care provider smoke in the child-care environment? If your answer to either of those questions is "yes," LSU AgCenter experts caution there are multiple concerns about children and their exposure to secondhand smoke.
Every year some 500 Americans die suddenly in their homes from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. A little knowledge about the gas and taking some simple precautions can help reduce the chances of a dangerous situation happening in your home, says LSU AgCenter housing professor Dr. Claudette Reichel.
May generally brings higher temperatures, more mosquitoes and more chances to contract West Nile virus. The disease is carried by birds and transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. So far this year, more dead birds that were confirmed to have carried West Nile virus have been turned in to state health department offices than at the same time last year.
Recruiting volunteers for clinical trials is an on-going challenge. Chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity affect blacks disproportionately. Black participation could identify effective prevention and treatment strategies for minority groups.
"Eating healthfully is one of the most important things women can do to achieve and maintain good health," says LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Beth Reames. "Each day brings the opportunity to eat more healthfully. Even if you’ve not eaten nutritiously in the past, you can make changes in your diet that will help you have more energy and lower your risk of disease."
"Every 20 seconds, osteoporosis causes a fracture," warns an LSU AgCenter nutrition education expert. Specialist Donna Montgomery says osteoporosis is a painful, disfiguring disease that strikes one in every two women and one in every eight men above age 50.
(Distributed 06/01/01) Hot weather can lead to loss of body water loss, dehydration, heat stroke and even death. Senior citizens especially need to be careful, warns an LSU AgCenter nutritionist.
(Distributed 12/05/07) A certain type of staph infection (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus – MRSA) can easily be prevented with proper hygiene and heal with treatment, according to Terri Crawford, Northeast region nutrition agent with the LSU AgCenter.