High School football players guide students in planting cucumber and squash plants and pumpkin seeds.
Members of the Healthy Communities Coalition met in Solitude to discuss the parklette projects and decide what projects they want to work on next.
Football players from West Feliciana Parish High School work to prepare two school gardens in preparation for some summer planting.
Layne Langley, Area Nutrition Agent provides an overview of a two-part nutrition series she conducted titled "Setting the Table for Healthy Eating".
Let's Eat for the Health of It is a curriculum for adults and is based on the latest scientific research about food and physical activity.
West Feliciana Area Nutrition Agent, Layne Langley, recently conducted an online nutrition series "Let's Eat for the Health of It". Topics included: physical a
We are excited to announce to the citizens of West Feliciana that there are two new parklettes for the people of West Feliciana.
Advisory Leadership Council members met to discuss the Family & Consumer Sciences Program in West Feliciana.
Consuming more fruits and vegetables along with whole grains, lean meats, nuts, and beans is a safe and healthy way to lose or maintain weight.
Consumers are the largest food wasters. The average American family of four throws out $1600 a year in produce.
January is the month for new beginnings and a perfect time to begin exercising or increasing your physical activity for better health.
That is right, we are already at the start of a New Year
High-protein, low-fat, high-fiber pulse grains are heavy hitters for human health & nutrition and these plants boost soil fertility, also.
They provide numerous vitamins and minerals essential for your health. Compared to a candy bar, soda, or snack grab bag, fruits and vegetables are a bargain.
The new location has more space for customers and vendors.
New fitness signs were installed along the trail at 5th Ward Park.
Youth Coaltion Meeting.
The need for opportunities for indoor physical activity (PA) during the cold & wet months of the year is important. Weather can promote or deter PA behaviors.
In this article, you will learn how many fruits you should consume daily, how much fruit is considered one cup and 1/2 cup.
What is National Take a Hike Day? Grab your walking shoes, a dry snack mix and some drinking water and go on a walk in the woods or on a trail.
Fruits and vegetables are a good source of numerous essential vitamins and minerals.
(10/12/20) Through the formation of the FOCUS Healthy Community Coalition, local partners have been working to address the needs identified by residents.
It is fall and the cooler temperatures make it is a great time to get outside and have fun with some physical activity (PA). Here are some ideas for PA.
The Smart Portions program is now available through online classes.
Adding oranges to your diet is an easy way to reach the recommended 2 cups of fruits each day. Oranges are one of the most popular fruits in the world.
Eating healthy now can save you not only money but also your health. Adding fruits to your diet can reduce the risk of some chronic diseases.
Regular and longer walks not only increase your chances of living longer, but also help you get more energy, lose weight, stay healthy and positive.
(08/31/20) In January, nearly 60 residents met in Franklinton, Louisiana, to discuss the challenges and barriers to health in the community.
There are many things to consider when planning daily routines around the new school year.
Peaches are a delicious fruit packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium. They are a popular summertime fruit with a peak season of June 15- July 15.
There are many nutrients in grain foods, especially whole grains, that are important for our overall health.
Riding a Bicycle is Great Exercise and can be so much fun at any age. Biking can be a powerful workout to get the heart pumping.
Families engaging in healthy lifestyle practices.
In This Issue: Smart Shopping, Food Safety, Topping Cauliflower Waffles with your favorite foods, Healthy Recipe and Virtual Online Nutrition Classes.
(06/30/20) The LSU AgCenter SNAP Education program recently worked with the City of Bogalusa to install health and walking trail signs in Bogalusa.
What is lactose intolerance, the problem it poses, milk options to choose for dietary adequacy.
Looking for new blackberry recipes? Why not try this Blackberry Balsamic Chicken Wraps
The amount of grain foods needed is determined by age, gender, and level of physical activity.
School is out and there are so many wonderful things to do. So, let’s make it fun.
Is it hard for kids to remain healthy during a time of social distancing?
When you do not have enough money to cover your family’s basic living expenses and pay all your creditors, you face some difficult financial decisions.
Did you know that garlic is a staple ingredient in Mediterranean dishes?
Walking & bicycling are critical modes of transportation that deserve more attention. They're resilient transportation modes healthy for mind, body, & planet.
Grains are one of USDA’s Myplate food groups. According to the American Dietary Guidelines for Americans, we should make ½ our grains whole grains.
Figs are one of the most popular fruits grown in the South. They are a good source of dietary fiber, natural sugars, iron, calcium, and potassium.
Yoga is a great physical activity. All you need is a mat & a little time. It is inexpensive and easily done at home alone or with friends, a partner and family.
Walking is one of the most available tools for navigating our physical, emotional, and communal health.
Hang your next load of clean shirts, dresses or pants on hangers outside and let them dry in the warm spring sunshine and breeze. It will be good exercise.
Soy is a plant-based complete protein, containing all nine amino acids that does not come from an animal. Learn more about the health benefits of soy.
People who eat more fruits and vegetables as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases.
Nutrition lessons taught at the outdoor kitchen in New Orleans City Park's Botanical Gardens for Family Medicine Residents at East Jefferson General Hospital.
(04/30/20) Two LSU AgCenter experts offered advice for those looking to stretch their dollars amid the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic
Handwashing is the single most important means of preventing the spread of infection. Follow these five steps for handwashing.
Highlight March as National Nutrition Month to encourage consumers to make small change to eating habits "bite by bite".
Build a Healthy Meal Video - Farmer's Market Meals - One-skillet Chicken with Green Beans and Tomatoes
Celebrate national nutrition month to learn more about the importance of making informed food choices, developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
Dining with Diabetes, Nutrition events, Lunch and Learn "Clean Eating" and more.
Healthy Communities Bike Safety Partnership: Let's Ride in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Youth are learning biking skills to ride safely in their neighborhoods.
Find out more information about Fitbit, MyFitnessPal and Strava.
These tips help to reduce the risk of food borne illnesses.
National Diabetes Awareness Month! Know the risks, healthy ways to eat, the Idaho diet, and Dining with Diabetes educational series.
Healthy Halloween Tips from the LSU AgCenter.
During the summer 2019, thirteen campers between the ages of 9 – 12 years old arrived at the NORD Gernon Brown Recreation Center in New Orleans.
Physical activity using the Smoothie blender bike teaches youth to stay active while eating healthy.
Childhood Obesity is a major health issue in Louisiana.
Traditional meal times have changed to eating snacks or smaller meals throughout the day. Learn how to schedule healthy meals and snacks throughout the day.
This video explains how to make Favorite Bean Soup, using dried beans that are economical, healthy and delicious.. Come on, let's build a healthy meal together!
Bullying,Cyberbullying, and First Lady Melania Trump.
Health benefits of blueberries along with a tasty blueberry muffin recipe.
Health benefits of consuming catfish
Nutrition information that highlights Dairy and June is Dairy month with this video.
Learn about the health benefits of watermelon, including the essential vitamins and nutrients it contains. Bonus: Watermelon Gazpacho Recipe.
(07/02/19) The LSU AgCenter SNAP-Ed program and the Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans cancer survivorship program provide nutrition information.
As we enter into hurricane season, this news article lists helpful LSU AgCenter fact sheets and publications.
Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe to enjoy on a summer salad is explained in a simple video from the LSU AgCenter.
Community leaders attended a meeting to identify and address local health and nutrition concerns in Franklinton, LA.
Current research and other data indicate breastfeeding offers benefits to both infants and parents.
Celebrate National Nutrition Month with healthy tips and recommendations including food safety, videos and blog resources.
Choose MyPlate and make 1/2 your plates fruits & vegetables, choose whole grains, lean meats & beans & low fat dairy for healthy meals.
Washing our hands should be our first step every time we enter into the kitchen! Hand washing will fight against germs and foodborne illnesses.
Popcorn makes a great healthy snack!
Vegetables provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body.
10 Tips sheets were included in the food boxes at the local Community Center
A healthy weight management program that that educates you on tools to help you maintain a healthier lifestyle.
Learn tips on how to start and continue healthy lifestyle goals.
Try these easy holiday food swaps.
Gardening and Physical Activity: Quick Fact from Eva.
Learn how water helps your body and tips on how to incorporate water throughout the day.
This recipe is very nutritious and delicious and helps with prevention of diseases.
LSU AgCenter Agent contributed to a neighborhood, helping the residents to adopt healthy food choices and get them to be more active.
The Bogalusa Mayor’s Wellness Councils Bogalusa Strong healthy communities program wins the National Rural Health Day Community Star Award.
This classic chickpea dip is easy to make and a versatile dish.
Get your kids to eat eggplant by trying this Eggplant Parmesan Sticks recipe.
Eating meals together is good for all family members. The more time spent on home food preparation, the higher the nutritious quality.
The Dairy Alliance has offered a challenge: Raise Your Mitt and Commit to eating at least 1 meals to together each day with your family.