Quincy Vidrine, Sims, Joy K, Gouge, Ana-Alicia, Jackson-Jones, Jocinda, Agan, Cathy B.
5th - Concordia Parish Library - Recreating your Holiday Leftovers
7th - East Carroll Parish - Joint Advisory Leadership Council Meeting
8th - Catahoula Health Clinic - WIC Open House
9th - Sicily Island - Family Day
11th - Franklin Parish - TeenChef; Concordia - WIC Clinic Open House
13th-14th - LSU AgCenter Annual Conference
25th - Christmas Day
by Jocinda Jackson-Jones
Thanksgiving Activities for Kids
Encouraging children to get active and assist with Thanksgiving while promoting healthy habits can be a fun and rewarding experience. Here are some tips to achieve this:
Remember to adapt these tips based on the age and abilities of the children involved. By incorporating these activities, children can have an active and healthy Thanksgiving while contributing to the festivities.
Feature Article by Ana Gouge
November marks National Diabetes Awareness month. This is a month not only about awareness but also to shed light on the 30 million Americans who suffer with this chronic disease. Diabetes affects 1 in 3 people in the US. Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose (blood sugar) becomes too high. When unmanaged, diabetes will damage your kidneys, liver, eyes, nerves, and heart.
Talking with your doctor about effective ways to manage your A1C is a great place to start. It is also beneficial to take small steps to manage your diet and weight. Pre-diabetes is often reversible through self-management and collaboration with your health care provider.
Are you at risk for prediabetes? Certain factors include:
by Cathy Agan
Pumpkin Fluff Dip
In a large bowl, mix the pudding, pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spice. Fold in the whipped topping and vanilla. Chill until serving. Serve with vanilla wafers or graham crackers.
by Joy K. Sims, Healthy Communities Program, Madison & Tensas
FMNP Vendor and Tensas Parish Resident, Mrs. Brenda Mize (Mize Produce) sells her offerings to members of the community at the Tensas Parish Market launch on July 13th.
On July 13th, the Tensas Healthy Communities Coalition (THCC) turned the community's desire for fresh and healthy produce into a reality! THCC, comprised of dedicated members from Newellton, St. Joseph, and Waterproof, has worked tirelessly for three years to establish the Tensas Produce Market, guaranteeing equitable access to fresh food for parish residents who receive SNAP Benefits and Senior Voucher.
The Tensas Produce Market signifies not just a marketplace but a symbol of community dedication and access to fresh, healthy food for all. It operates every Thursday starting at 3 pm, offering seasonal delights from local vendors. To join the ongoing effort to make Tensas Parish healthier, connect with the Tensas Healthy Communities Coalition via their Facebook group or contact the coalition at TensasHCC@gmail.com. You can also explore how you can support sustainable changes for healthier futures by connecting with your local LSU AgCenter Agent.