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What is lactose intolerance, the problem it poses, milk options to choose for dietary adequacy.
Is it hard for kids to remain healthy during a time of social distancing?
A light was shown on the poverty, and lack of concern for the poor.
When you do not have enough money to cover your family’s basic living expenses and pay all your creditors, you face some difficult financial decisions.
Facts and recommended methods during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic to keep children from contracting the disease.
Parenting during these “new normal” times can have challenges and obstacles that will surely encounter missteps during your routine parenting practice.
Walking & bicycling are critical modes of transportation that deserve more attention. They're resilient transportation modes healthy for mind, body, & planet.
Grains are one of USDA’s Myplate food groups. According to the American Dietary Guidelines for Americans, we should make ½ our grains whole grains.
Figs are one of the most popular fruits grown in the South. They are a good source of dietary fiber, natural sugars, iron, calcium, and potassium.
ACE is an acronym for Adverse Childhood Experiences.
LSU AgCenter Area Nutrition Agent and registered dietitian Bertina Mcghee demonstrates how to make easy ratatouille.
Hang your next load of clean shirts, dresses or pants on hangers outside and let them dry in the warm spring sunshine and breeze. It will be good exercise.
Soy is a plant-based complete protein, containing all nine amino acids that does not come from an animal. Learn more about the health benefits of soy.
People who eat more fruits and vegetables as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases.
Nutrition lessons taught at the outdoor kitchen in New Orleans City Park's Botanical Gardens for Family Medicine Residents at East Jefferson General Hospital.
(04/30/20) Two LSU AgCenter experts offered advice for those looking to stretch their dollars amid the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic
Handwashing is the single most important means of preventing the spread of infection. Follow these five steps for handwashing.
EFNEP Report for youth and adult program outreach
Highlight March as National Nutrition Month to encourage consumers to make small change to eating habits "bite by bite".
Build a Healthy Meal Video - Farmer's Market Meals - One-skillet Chicken with Green Beans and Tomatoes
Celebrate national nutrition month to learn more about the importance of making informed food choices, developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
Healthy Communities Bike Safety Partnership: Let's Ride in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Youth are learning biking skills to ride safely in their neighborhoods.
Find out more information about Fitbit, MyFitnessPal and Strava.
These tips help to reduce the risk of food borne illnesses.
National Diabetes Awareness Month! Know the risks, healthy ways to eat, the Idaho diet, and Dining with Diabetes educational series.
Healthy Halloween Tips from the LSU AgCenter.
During the summer 2019, thirteen campers between the ages of 9 – 12 years old arrived at the NORD Gernon Brown Recreation Center in New Orleans.
Physical activity using the Smoothie blender bike teaches youth to stay active while eating healthy.
Traditional meal times have changed to eating snacks or smaller meals throughout the day. Learn how to schedule healthy meals and snacks throughout the day.
Health benefits of blueberries along with a tasty blueberry muffin recipe.
Health benefits of consuming catfish
Nutrition information that highlights Dairy and June is Dairy month with this video.
Learn about the health benefits of watermelon, including the essential vitamins and nutrients it contains. Bonus: Watermelon Gazpacho Recipe.
As we enter into hurricane season, this news article lists helpful LSU AgCenter fact sheets and publications.
Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe to enjoy on a summer salad is explained in a simple video from the LSU AgCenter.
Community leaders attended a meeting to identify and address local health and nutrition concerns in Franklinton, LA.
Choose MyPlate and make 1/2 your plates fruits & vegetables, choose whole grains, lean meats & beans & low fat dairy for healthy meals.
Washing our hands should be our first step every time we enter into the kitchen! Hand washing will fight against germs and foodborne illnesses.
Popcorn makes a great healthy snack!
Vegetables provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body.
10 Tips sheets were included in the food boxes at the local Community Center
Learn tips on how to start and continue healthy lifestyle goals.
Learn how water helps your body and tips on how to incorporate water throughout the day.
This recipe is very nutritious and delicious and helps with prevention of diseases.
This classic chickpea dip is easy to make and a versatile dish.
Get your kids to eat eggplant by trying this Eggplant Parmesan Sticks recipe.
Meals can taste great without the added sugars, salts, fats, and calories.
Eggs provide a low cost source of natural high quality protein for growth, development and maintenance of the body.
How to get your kids to eat veggies
Seniors in Jefferson Parish enjoy the Healthy eating series presented by Karen Marie the Salubrious RD. They have made positive dietary and exercise changes.
The vegetable food group is divided into five subgroups based on their nutrient content.
Using the Snap Ed banner theme: Active Life Healthy Life to spread the word about being active
Vegetables are nutritious and delicious.
Four environmental rating scales are in use now: (1) Early Childhood Environment, (2) Infant and Toddler Environment, (3) Family Day Care Environment and (4) School-Age Care Environment. (PDF Format Only)
Use this state map to locate your contact for assistance or training. (PDF Format Only)
Finding just the right child care setting for your child can prove to be a difficult task. Being informed can help make your decision a little easier. (PDF Format Only)
Do you need help paying your child care? The Louisiana Department of Social Services’ Child Care Assistance Program administers services for families eligible for child care assistance in the state. Information on how to apply included. (PDF Format Only)
One of the most important decisions you have to make as a parent is choosing a child care program. This checklist can assist you in comparing child care options to make the best choice for you and your child. (PDF Format Only)
How do you get head lice? How do you know if you have a head lice problem? How do you eliminate a head lice problem? Find these answers and more. (PDF Format Only)