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Try to make time for family dinners, as it keeps everyone bonded and connected. It also helps to keep up with everyday activities.
With the beginning of school, things tend to get stressful and hectic in the mornings. Having a routine will help keep everyone calm and relaxed.
There are so many different ways of working exercise into your daily routine. Just 30 minutes a day could increase your quality of life.
Get your exercise by walking and enjoy the outdoors. Just a few minutes a day can make you feel better, lose weight and a healthier person all around.
Consuming just two 20-ounce sweet teas contain 360 calories a day, 2,520 calories a week or 150,040 calories a year, which is 42 extra pounds in a year.
It is important that you children have healthy snacks to refuel them between meals to avoid overeating at mealtime.
Eating breakfast helps children function better in school, feeding body and mind. It also helps the attention span and concentration level.
A less stressful school year can be possible with some tips for getting ready for back to school.
Microwave ovens can save lots of time but can also cause injury if not used properly. Learn the features of your microwave and important tips on proper usage.
Summer cooking class will begin June 20-22 at Trinity Methodist from 9-12.This class will teach students kitchen safety and how to prepare foods. Cost is $30.
Parenting classes will be taught beginning in May at Lincoln Parish Extension office. Call 318-251-5134 to sign up.
Family members learned how to eat healthy by visiting five stations at Family Nutrition Night. The five stations showed hands-on activities for youth and parents where they investigated a component of nutrition.
Did you know clutter can slow you down? Here are tips for getting your home and time organized.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It helps feed the body and the brain. Breakfast is important because it gives the brain the energy it needs to function at its best.
A great tool for shedding those extra pounds is MyPlate, which gives you food choices, eating tips, and exercise activities to accomplish this goal.
Not only are tomatoes really delicious to eat, but they also serve as a good source of vitamins.
Family Nutrition Night will be held at Head Start Child Development Center to learn the importance of healthy living.
With the summer vacations coming up, it is a good idea to plan some ways to make your trip more fun and less stressful.
If you don't have a lot of time to prepare meals because of your schedule, this is a great way to cook without having to take a lot of time in the kitchen by using a slow cooker.
When you are away from home and traveling, you can plan a healthy way of snacking. Taking your healthy snacks on the road can help keep you alert and refreshed.
Innovated grant in Lincoln Parish encourages youth and families to grow, harvest and prepare more vegetables. Most youth are not eating the daily required fruits and vegetables for adequate nutrition for their bodies.
Smart Portions program is a seven week program designed to teach healthy eating. The program teaches how to change eating habits and drop those unwanted extra pounds.
Reducing the spread of germs will help protect yourself from getting a cold or flu. Some ways of preventing the spread of germs is to wash your hands with soap and water anytime you cough, sneeze, use the restroom, or handle garbage.
During the holiday seasons, keep your family safe from illness by using simple steps of keeping foods clean and free from bacteria.
The Lincoln Parish surrounding area has much to offer in the way of tourism operators. Mitcham's Peaches, Papa Simpson's Farm, Landry Vineyards, and Duck Dynasty family are some of the few who have contributed to the area's tourism.
It is important to know the safety factors when using the microwave to cook with and to heat food properly. Use proper containers in the microwave when cooking and reheating foods and liquids to avoid being hurt.
Zucchini can be prepared in a variety of ways. It needs to be picked before it grows too big to keep it tender. Proper storage is the key to quality produce.
There are ways of enjoying meals when you live and eat alone. Preparing meals for family or friends or by starting a supper club are good ways to enjoy eating and socializing at the same time with others so you are not by yourself.
You can turn your farm into a vacation retreat for families wanting to experience an education for their youth, as well as fun outdoor activities. The LSU AgCenter can assist farm owners if there is an interest in adding vacations to farms when crops are finished with planting and harvesting. This is an excellent way to use our farm for additional income.
Smart Portions program teaches portion control, eating only when hungry, and tips to prevent from over-eating at meal time. The key to becoming heathier is to eat less and exercise more.
Smart Portions program being offered to teach how to eat healthy and lose weight.
A monthly newsletter for parents of newborns. (PDF Format Only)
Eat well, be active, feel great! That was the primary focus of the Family Nutrition Night event held recently at Hico Elementary, Alma J. Brown, and Head Start in Lincoln Parish.
One safety hazard that is affecting many children today is bullying. Bullying is a form of youth violence that can come in many forms, such as attacks or intimidation whether physical, psychological, or verbal, a real or perceived power imbalance, and repeated attacks or intimidation between the same children over time.
The Lincoln Health Foundation is sponsoring a healthy walking program with students in fourth- and fifth-graders and teachers at the Hico Elementary School.
Twenty-three youth learned babysitting skills during the LSU AgCenter Babysitting Clinic. Cathy Judd, Family and Consumer Sciences, Extension Agent, said this nine-hour annual clinic teaches youth babysitting is a big responsibility!
Taking proper care of children is one of the most important jobs that a parent can do. One thing that parents should do is lower their baby’s risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, the sudden, unexplained death of a child under the age of one. Learn about how to lower a baby's risk of SIDS here.
One of the most important skills that a parent can teach a child is the ability to read. Teaching a child to read is not something that has to wait until he or she begins school; it is actually beneficial for a parent to begin reading to a child as soon as infancy to help develop language and reading skills.
School is almost out! One favorite family pastime is vacationing during the summer. If you are one of the lucky families who will be traveling with children during the summer break, here are some tips that will make your trip more enjoyable:
One of the best things that a mother can do for her baby is breast feed. It's good for the baby and for the mother, too. Learn more about it here.
The home can be one of the most dangerous places for a baby. Since the baby will spend much more time at home than any other place the risks of becoming injured are much higher. Parents have the opportunity to provide their children with their own castle by childproofing the home and keeping him or her safe.
Students at Quitman High School in Lincoln Parish will get a chance to learn about the importance of good nutrition and physical fitness through an innovative program sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation and the LSU AgCenter.
Snacks are an important part of a child’s daily nutrient requirement. Most children cannot eat large portions of food at one time, so it is important for parents to have a regular snack time to complement meal time.
The grant will expand school gardening, health and nutrition programs in Lincoln Parish Schools and also encourage youth and parents to start an exercise routine together
Get the dates, time, and topic of our upcoming courses for child care providers in North Louisiana.
If you are struggling to start a healthy eating program, join the LSU AgCenter Smart Portions Class, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011. The Smart Portions program will help you become more mindful of what you are eating while getting encouragement from other participants to stay on the right track.
An overview of children's stages of development and common milestones that the child reaches at each stage so that parents can encourage their child to meet challenges and determine if their child needs special services.
All parents want their children to grow up healthy and happy, but when should parents start to take necessary measures to ensure they have the best chances of a successful future? Is it during infancy, toddlerhood?
Suggestions for meal time with toddlers to assure children's nutritional needs are met and healthy eating habits are learned.
Information about different channels of communication.
Each week, our participants in the "Smart Portions" program were weighed in. At the end of the eight weeks waist measurements and body mass was analyzed again.
This delicious dessert recipe is done in the crock pot!
Family and Comsumer Science agent Cathy Judd shares recipes to help you prepare home cooked meals.
People love to eat and they love to experience new foods from new locales. Many entrepreneurs of food specialty products are taking advantage of selling online through the use of websites and blogs. Through the use of technology they are expanding their customer base world-wide.
Some of our very own famous Louisiana Chefs are featured in this cookbook. We have also recipes from our staff at the AgCenter and LSU friends.
Busy women work hard to balance family, home, work, church, and community activities. Planning a weekly menu and grocery list for preparing home-cooked meals saves time and money.
Almost every family in the south has at least one relative who has a reputation for making tasty jams and jellies. So, take a moment and ask your grandmother or other relative for their favorite jelly recipe. This recipe could be just the start of your first business.