The foods you eat now can help you have a healthy heart all your life. Eating too much fat when you’re young can lead to heart problems as you grow older. Help your heart by making healthy food choices. (PDF Format Only)
Sweet potatoes are good sources of antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, minerals and complex carbohydrates. Information on selecting the best sweet potato, storage, cooking and nutrition facts. (PDF Format Only)
Blueberries are among the wild shrubs that produce edible berries – with others being cranberries, bilberries and cowberries. These berries are known for having important health benefits. Learn the uses and health benefits of blueberries in this publication. (PDF Format Only)
Fruits are high in natural acids and can be safely canned in a boiling water bath. Use these recommendations to safely can your fruits. (online only)
Research shows that fruit and vegetables are important to promoting good health. Here is information about why these foods are so nutritious and how to incorporate them into your diet.
Monthly newsletters that provide information about nutrition topics and offer tips for a healthy lifestyle.
If you're one of the many people who is buying and freezing foods in quantity to help combat rising food costs, don't let freezer burn defeat your efforts.
Soaring summer temperatures can be a great threat to active kids, resulting in dehydration and heat-related illness.
In time for summer grilling season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has updated its recommendation for safely cooking solid cuts of pork.
When you’re getting together with family and friends to enjoy summer picnics and cookouts this year, keep food safety in mind to prevent foodborne illnesses.
The upcoming holiday season will provide an overabundance of every kind of food imaginable as well as more opportunities where food will be served. To avoid putting on any extra pounds, here are some simple tips you can follow to help you make it through the holidays.
When families gather for the holidays, gifts are exchanged and relationships are renewed. Gifts don’t have to come in packages. They can be delivered through words and actions.
Home-canned vegetables are safe, nutritious and good to eat – if canned properly. (PDF Format Only)
Practical tips for parents to become involved in their children's schoolwork, including helping with homework. Studies show that with support from parents, the children do better in school.
Tips for how parents can play a key role in helping students develop good habits now.
Information about the importance of hand-washing and how to do it effectively.
With the increased number of home gardens, more people are interested in freezing or canning surplus fruits and vegetables. Although freezing is one of the simplest and best ways to “put up” most fruits and vegetables, canning can be an economical way to preserve food at home. Use these to steps for safe home canning. (PDF Format Only)
The holidays should be a relaxing time to visit with family and friends, but too often the stress of entertaining can make the season less enjoyable. This article provides tips on how to make holidays more enjoyable.
Food is a necessity for life, and as a result, a three-day emergency food supply is something you hear a lot about when hurricane season approaches. Many people are not sure what makes up a three-day emergency food supply. It actually involves more than just the food.
As the first day of school approaches, many parents find themselves anxious about how their children will adjust.
Breakfast is usually considered the most important meal of the day, but one-fourth of children ages 6 to 11 miss that meal.
Family members should eat together throughout the year. You always hear that family time is very important during the holidays, and eating together as a family allows you to spend more time with loved ones.
News article about family rituals from LaSalle Parish Extension Agent Kimberly Evans.
Although it takes years for children to develop a sound sense of money and how to use it, summer provides a perfect time for parents to lay a foundation for children to form positive money management skills.
News article about gardening with children from LaSalle Parish Extension Agent Kimberly Evans.
A global black market exists for stolen names, addresses, birth dates, Social Security numbers, computer logons and passwords. The average theft is $4,000 in fraudulent charges, with 16 percent of victims – mostly debit card victims – having to pay some or all of the costs.