(Distributed 08/04/06) The beginning of the school year is right around the corner – meaning many children will be boarding school buses to get to and from school. Others will be riding bikes, walking or riding in automobiles. No matter what the mode of transportation, LSU AgCenter associate Cheri Gioe says safety should be on everyone’s mind.
(Distributed 08/03/06)The end of summer is quickly approaching, and the new school year is close at hand. LSU AgCenter associate Cheri Gioe says getting back into the swing of school activities can be easy and just may be the key to a successful school year.
(Distributed 08/02/06) Starting the year at a new school can be difficult for youngsters, but that’s exactly the situation many students are facing this year, says LSU AgCenter associate Cheri Gioe.
(Distributed July 2006) When kids run in the door after a day at school, a snack usually is the first thing on their minds. Help your child be snack-wise with healthy food choices from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s MyPyramid.
(Distributed July 2006) What are you doing to start the new school year? Don’t have kids in school? It doesn’t matter. A good education for all students should be everyone’s concern, according to LSU AgCenter family resource management specialist Dr. Karen Overstreet.
(Distributed July 2006) Louisiana school districts expecting federal lunch reimbursements must have a school wellness policy in place at the start of the 2006 academic year. This is the provision of an act of Congress signed by President George W. Bush in 2004.
(Distributed July 2006) Nearly 181,000 youth in Louisiana have found a home in 4-H. The new school year offers the opportunity for students to join 4-H clubs where they can interact with others who have common interests, according to LSU AgCenter Terril Faul,director of the 4-H Youth Program.
(Distributed July 2006) Every competitive and recreational athlete needs adequate amounts of fluids to perform their best. Not replacing lost water leads to weakness, cramps and headaches, according to LSU Agricultural Center nutritionist Dr. Beth Reames.
(Distributed July 2006) It’s never too late to help your child succeed in school. Developing success skills occurs at home as well as in the classroom, according to LSU AgCenter 4-H youth expert Janet Fox.
(Distributed July 2006) Back to school means take-along lunches for some kids and teachers. It’s important to take extra care of foods packed in the morning and not eaten until lunchtime to prevent growth of bacteria that cause foodborne illness, according to LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Beth Reames.
(Distributed July 2006) The rush to school and work each day means some things have to be sacrificed – and often that includes breakfast. Surveys show that as many as 48 percent of girls and 32 percent of boys do not eat breakfast every day.
(Distributed July 2006) Being the parent of a college freshman can be challenging. College students undergo many changes as they begin their journey to independence, says LSU AgCenter family life professor Dr. Diane Sasser.
(Distributed July 2006) When your child goes off to college, the experience can be a grueling one for both of you. To make the best of the situation, avoid these mistakes, according to LSU AgCenter family life professor Dr. Diane Sasser.
(Distributed July 2006) Earning money provides a sense of accomplishment and responsibility, says AgCenter family economics professor Dr. Jeanette Tucker. High school students can develop good habits today to reach their financial goals for tomorrow.
(Distributed July 2006) One of life’s perils for the college-bound student can be a credit card. As you prep your kids for all the pitfalls in life, don’t forget money management, advises LSU AgCenter family economist Dr. Jeanette Tucker.
(Distributed July 2006) Employment is more than a way for students to make money, according to LSU AgCenter family economics professor Dr. Jeanette Tucker. It also can foster a sense of self-worth, develop a sense of responsibility and accomplishment, enable a contribution to society and cultivate a sense of professional identity.
(Distributed July 2006) Many families who aren’t quite satisfied with their child care arrangements find August the right time to search for new options, according to LSU AgCenter child-care associate Cheri Gioe.
(Distributed July 2006) Independent spending decisions quickly become an everyday routine for college students, but that independence assumes a financial freedom that most young adults are not prepared to handle, according to LSU AgCenter family economics specialist Dr. Jeanette Tucker.
(Distributed July 2006) Think you have fear of the unknown? Some of the most stressful times for children are moving from one classroom to another, according to LSU AgCenter child-care associate Cheri Gioe.
(Distributed July 2006) The new school year is a good time for your college-bound student to learn sound budgeting techniques. Help your young adult plan a budget while teaching money management skills in the process, advises LSU AgCenter family economics professor Dr. Jeanette Tucker.
(Distributed July 2006) With more and more parents working and the need for child care increasing, parents need to plan carefully for quality child care for their children. You can do many things to become a better consumer of quality child care, according to LSU AgCenter specialist Dr. Becky White.
(Distributed July 2006) Choosing the right kind of child care is one of the most daunting tasks any parent will ever have to do. Countless emotions flood a new mother at the mere thought of letting someone else care for her tiny bundle of joy.