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by Kimberly Butcher
The holidays are official among us and for many it can be a stressful time. It is important to keep your reason for the season and your budget in perspective. According to a survey by LendingTree, 36% of consumers went into debt last holiday season. Making a holiday budget ahead of time will help you stay on target with your spending. Here are some ideas to consider this holiday season.
Remember, the holiday season is not about how much money you spend but rather the memories you make with the ones you love. Follow these tips to put yourself in the best position to be financially successful in the coming new year.
by Ana Gouge
The holidays are a time where we tend to let go of our diets and binge on holiday goodies. The average person consumes a whopping 5,000 to 6,000 calories during a holiday meal, including alcohol. It would take 12 hours of walking at a brisk pace to burn this many calories off.
This is a great time of the year to find moments to take a family walk or play games outside. These small changes help to burn those pesky holiday calories! Take some time after your big meal to take a stroll instead of a snooze. This will help your body to promote digestion and to burn just a few of the calories.
Spend the evening playing active minute to win-it games as a family or even a fun game of charades!
Minute to Win-It: Jingle in the Trunk
Hot glue an empty tissue box to some belting and add a buckle so that people could adjust it to their own size. I made two so that two people could compete against each other and I put 8 jingle bells in each box. The object is to shake your hips so that you bounce the bells out of the box. The first one to empty their box wins. Play some fun holiday tunes to get everyone moving!
by Markaye Russell
The holiday season is full of festive events, good food and cherished memories. However, it can also be a time for more stress, unhealthy eating and getting sick. Below are seven tips for staying healthy during the holidays below.
by Cathy Agan
Hot Fruit Salad
Add first five ingredients to slow cooker, gently stir to combine. Pour cherry pie filling over fruit mixture. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over top. Cover and cook on low in slow cooker 3 to 4 hours. Serve warm.
Calories per Serving: 188, Saturated Fat per Serving: 0g, Total Fat per Serving: 0.1g, Dietary Fiber per Serving: 3.5g, Carbohydrates per Serving: 45.8 g, Sodium per Serving: 12 mg, Protein per Serving: 1g
Catahoula/Concordia Parishes, Ana Gouge, (318) 414-6055, LSU AgCenter.
CDC Food Systems Coordinator, Cecilia Stevens, (318) 435-2908, LSU AgCenter.
East Carroll/Morehouse Parishes, Jocinda Jackson, (318) 559-1459, LSU AgCenter.
East Carroll/West Carroll Parishes, Carolyn Robinson, 318-559-0060 Southern University.
Franklin/Caldwell Parishes/FCS Regional Coordinator, Quincy Vidrine, (318) 435-2903, LSU AgCenter.
Madison/Tensas Parishes, Joy Sims, (318) 574-2465, LSU AgCenter.
Morehouse/Union Parishes, Marianna Langston, 318-368-9935, Southern University.
Ouachita Parish, Cathy Agan, (318) 323-2251, LSU AgCenter.
Ouachita/Morehouse Parishes, Kimberly Butcher, (318) 323-2251, LSU AgCenter.
Ouachita/Union Parishes, Markaye Russell, (318) 323-2251, LSU AgCenter.
Richland/West Carroll Parishes, Brittney Newsome, (318) 281-5741, LSU AgCenter.
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If you need an ADA accommodation for your participation, please contact Quincy Vidrine, (318) 435-2903, at least two weeks prior to the event.
The LSU AgCenter provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.
Home Food Preservation Training - Franklin Parish: Please contact Quincy L. Vidrine at 318-623-5217 for more information.
Work-Out Wednesdays (virtual) - Ouachita Parish: Please contact Cathy Agan for more information.
Franklin Healthy Communities Coalition Meeting - Franklin Parish: December 5, 2022 at the Scott Center in Winnsboro, LA starting at 2PM.
KidChef Healthy Holiday Snacks - Franklin Parish: December 10, 2022 at First Baptist Church Crowville from 9AM to 12PM.
Crowville Community Walk Audit - Franklin Parish: December 14, 2022 at 11AM at the First Baptist Church of Crowville.
Teen Cuisine, Session 5: Holiday Cooking - Franklin Parish: December 15, 2022 at 4:15PM at First Baptist Church Crowville.
Community Forum - Franklin Parish: December 19, 2022, at 5PM Crowville Community Center on Football Field Road. Healthy Communities Discussion about grant opportunities for Crowville with a focus on walkability.
Let’s Eat for the Health of It - Caldwell Parish: Adult Health Series in January 2023. Contact Quincy Vidrine for more information.
Caldwell Parish Library - Caldwell Parish: Dates and times TBA. Contact: Krissten Medlin, SNAP Ed Nutrition Educator @ 318-649-2663.