Where Do I Get It? Nutrition November 2016

Sarah Isom, Clifton, Cynthia  |  10/26/2016 2:14:03 PM

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5th Annual Teen Town Hall Summit 2016

The LSU AgCenter and the Children & Youth Services Planning Board sponsored the 5th Annual Teen Town Hall Summit 2016 on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Over 350 students from 11 schools in St. John the Baptist Parish attended and participated in the 5th Annual Teen Town Hall Summit. Kim Bershears and Joe Johnson of Orleans Parish Juvenile Drug Court and their dog presented on Trauma and Resiliency putting on a skit and getting the students involved and acting out the parts. The day was a great experience for the students and they really enjoyed the interaction from the speakers. Thanks goes out to all the persons that played a part in putting this special event on for the 5th year in a row for the students of St. John the Baptist Parish. A special THANK YOU goes out to Mr. Pete from Raisin Cane for donating 380 lunches for the students and teachers that attended the Teen Town Hall Summit. A special THANK YOU also goes out to Pastor Neal Bernard, Laverne Saulny, Stanley Schofield, Kevin George and Corey Butler for taking an interest in the students and making this day more special by their presence and support.

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From Cart to Aisle: Teaching Kids How to Shop for Groceries

Teaching your child to shop for groceries can start at an early age even when they are riding in the shopping cart. They can be taught how to select groceries and budgeting food dollars. Here are some tips that you can try with your child as you shop through the aisles of the grocery store:

  • Check the refrigerator to see what is already there so that more will not be bought to spoil.
  • Ask them to help plan a meal.
  • Talk to your child about money so that they can understand budgeting.
  • Let your kids find the items on the shelf from the grocery list.
  • Let your child hand the cashier the coupons and put the items on the checkout counter.
  • When you return home, let the children help put away the groceries.

This is the perfect way that the children can learn how to store foods in the proper place and how to store food safely.

Healthy Recipe

Roasted Cauliflower


4 cups cauliflower (1 small head)

1 tablespoon oil (canola, olive, or vegetable)

¼ cup bread crumbs

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Preheat oven to 425 degree F.
  • Wash cauliflower under running water. Cut into florets.
  • Mix cauliflower and oil in a medium bowl.
  • Sprinkle bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and garlic powder on the cauliflower. Stir until combined.
  • Line a cookie sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. Lay cauliflower out in a single layer.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, stir, and return to the oven. Bake for 10 minutes more or until tender.

Behavioral Health Family Mealtime Workshop

The Behavioral Health Clinic nutrition workshop focused on Family Mealtime and how important it is for the family to eat together. This is a time to make memories, connect with each other and nourish the body. The group discussed the importance and benefits of eating as a family, such as:

  • Meals are more nutritious.
  • Children eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains and less fats or unhealthy foods.
  • Parents’ food choices are healthier for their children

If you would like to participate in any of these nutrition workshops, please call Cynthia Clifton at 985-497-3261.

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