Family & Consumer Science programs in Beauregard Parish focuses on health, nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention among youth and adults. Throughout the years, adult and childhood obesity has continued to be a serious problem in the United States. In our state alone, more than 40 % of Louisiana children are overweight or obese. In fact, Louisiana has the highest adult obesity rate and 6th highest childhood obesity rate in the nation. The AgCenter offers nutrition education programs that serve youth and families in Beauregard Parish to increase awareness and combat the obesity epidemic through Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP Ed).
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture