Karen Cambre, Langley, Layne
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
1:30 p. m.- 3:00 p.m.
Livingston Parish Extension Service 20140 Iowa St., Livingston, LA 70754
LSU Stakeholders met at the Livingston Parish Extension Office on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, to develop a vision for the Livingston Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Program. The goal of the meeting was for stakeholders to identify and prioritize the nutrition and health needs of the people of Livingston Parish.
LSU AgCenter Area Nutrition Agent, Layne Langley, welcomed members to the FCS Advisory Leadership Council (ALC) meeting. Those in attendance introduced themselves. They were Josalyn Robinson- Springfield Head Start, Jeanette Lewis- Livingston Head Start, and Learah Moss- Livingston Volunteers for Family & Community (LVFC). Langley provided the members with an update of staff in the Livingston Parish AgCenter Office. She noted the purpose of the ALC was to “assure that education, outreach, and research programs conducted by the LSU AgCenter are in keeping with the mission, vision, and goals of the LSU AgCenter”. Langley explained to the group that they identify issues of concern, help with program direction, market the LSU AgCenter programs, and collaborate with the LSU AgCenter. She stated her hope was to also provide opportunities to expand their leadership skills and for the members to share their talents. The members’ responsibilities were reviewed with the most important role being that of identifying the needs and issues of the clientele they represent. Langley shared the Livingston Parish Annual Report and provided FCS highlights from last year as well as current FCS programming. She reported on the nutrition series at Adult Ed, Council on Aging, Head Start, and LVFC. Langley also shared information on summer camp nutrition programs and her Dining with Diabetes Series. The minutes from the last meeting were reviewed and current issues and recommendations were discussed. They included: diets for diabetics, weight reduction, exercise for everyone, cost-saving meals, diabetic classes for youth, and quick meals. Discussion followed as to how to increase the participation of the Head Start Parent Committee Meetings. One suggestion was to “piggy back” an adult program with a youth program. Langley will work to develop a program schedule. It was decided the next ALC Meeting would be in the first part of November. Before the meeting was adjourned, a group picture was taken.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture