LSU AgCenter to host events celebrating 50th anniversary of EFNEP

(09/23/19) BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU AgCenter will host events around Louisiana in September and October to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, or EFNEP.

“Since 1969, EFNEP has educated limited-resource families and youth in Louisiana, teaching them to develop skills to make healthy changes that will lead to improved diets and nutritional well-being,” said Sharman Charles, EFNEP program director with the LSU AgCenter. “Through EFNEP’s hands-on approach, participants learn to make behavioral changes and improve the nutritional quality of meals for their families.”

The events will highlight the program’s history and recognize former and current staff and community partners.

Dates and locations are as follows:

  • Sept. 25, 6 p.m., AgCenter Caddo Parish office, 2408 E. 70th St., Shreveport.
  • Oct. 18, 11 a.m., Corpus Christi Epiphany Resource Center cafeteria, 2202 St. Bernard Ave., New Orleans.
  • Oct. 22, 11 a.m., AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden conference center, 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge.
  • Oct. 23, noon, Rayville Civic Center, 827 Louisa St., Rayville.
  • Oct. 24, noon, AgCenter West Carroll Parish office, 195A Community Road, Oak Grove.

For more information, contact Charles at

9/23/2019 2:24:23 PM
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