|Flavors of Health|
Information about TeenChef and KidChef camps.
Information on how to prepare and preserve it properly.
National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM), created by HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH), is an outreach campaign designed to help people.
Garlic, cumin, and lemon juice give a zesty flavor to this cold, blended vegetable soup.
Diane Tracy serves as the Region 6 Community Health Educator with AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana.
A celebration of lead-safe and healthy neighborhoods was held at Gentilly Stallings Playground in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 7.
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Avocados provide nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid.
Here’s all you need to know to bag some bread. Get moving!
Read through your list of ingredients and the instructions first.
Farmers market fun and soup recipe.
LSU Agcenter Quincy's Recipe Corner stuffed sweet potato recipe.
Try this tasty recipe over some nutty-tasting brown rice.
Quick and Easy recipe that was prepared at the 2019 4-H KidChef Camp this summer.
Crawfish Fettuccini is a Louisiana favorite. Click here to get recipe.
According to chefs and dietitians across the country, mushrooms are an “it” food for 2019. Learn more.
An old "throwback recipe" that I have revamped since the last the last time it was done in 2008.
Fresh Gulf Shrimp is in season and better than ever in this refreshing pasta salad. Click here to get recipe.
Beef can easily be incorporated into a healthy diet. Click here to view recipe.
This dish was recently prepared at fun cooking demonstration at the Alexandria Farmer's Market in Alexandria, Louisiana.
Click here to view 2019 Lunch and Learn Spring Schedule.
The LSU AgCenter Rapides Parish Extension Nutrition Team kicked off the 2019 Spring Lunch and Learn Series on Wednesday, January 16.
Quincy Vidrine demonstrates how to makegumbo in an electric pressure cooker.
Sweet Potato and Turkey Sausage Appetizer Squares with lemon garlic mayo just in time for Thanksgiving.
Try this sweet potato recipe for your upcoming holiday meal.
It’s tailgating time! All over the south and especially here in Louisiana. Click here for this great dip recipe and tips on food safety.
Butternut squash is a winter squash that is high in vitamin A.
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Looking for a good tomato recipe? Here is a tasty creole tomato vinaigrette with a little kick of spice...
This recipe was prepared using locally grown fresh sugar snap peas.
This Louisiana Seafood Lassagna was featured on Jambalaya News Channel 5 in March 2018.
With St. Patrick’s day and the Lenten season upon us, why not GO GREEN when it comes to gumbo? Read more.
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili featured on Jambalaya News Channel 5 for October 2017.
This Maple & Balsamic Pork Tenderloin with avocado oil marinade was featured on Jambalaya News Channel 5. (September 2017)
Participants learn how to use the new electric pressure cooker.
These classes will focus on the basics of using the new electric pressure cookers.
If you want to make this well-known New Orleans Jazz Festival Crawfish dish, right now is a great time to stock up on peeled tail meat.
Asparagus is plentiful right now so you will most likely find it at your local farmers market and grocers. Read more.
The article tells how to cook Louisiana Red Beans and rice safely in an electric pressure cooker.
The new year is upon us and if one of your goals for 2017 is to shed a few pounds and improve your health – rethink your breakfast. Click here to learn more.
Shrimp Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes featured on Jambalaya, News Channel 5 for February 2015.
Recipe for Louisiana Sweet Potato & Spinach Bisque featured on Jambalaya - January 2015
Recipe for Black-Eyed Pea and Collard Green Soup featured on Jambalaya - January 2015
Quincy Cheek will show viewers how to make a healthier version of their recipes on KALB News Channel 5.
Recipe featured on Jambalaya for Honey-Pecan Chicken Thighs for May 2014
A list of upcoming Lunch and Learn Meetings for the Spring months in Rapides Parish.
Quincy Cheek is featured in a cooking segment produced by Southern University AgCenter.
The Rapides Parish Extension Office planted a pumpkin patch during the 4th of July holiday.
The fall series will highlight agricultural commodities grown in Central Louisiana and across the state.
This article provides information on the mayhaw and recipes from the 2013 Louisiana Mayhaw Association's Cookoff.
This article provides images from the 2013 Commodity Cookery Contest held at the Alexandria Mall for the Central Region.
Recipe for Beef Burgundy featured on News Channel "Jambalaya" for March 2013.
Images from the 2013 Cause We Care Fair held at the Alexandria Mall in Alexandria, Louisiana.
Recipe for Cabbage Soup featured on Jambalaya 2013
This article provides consumers information on the many benefits of citrus in your diet.
Sweet Potato Cheesecake Recipe featured on Jambalaya "News Channel 5" for November 2012
This article features Rapides Parish AgCenter "Team Lou" fundraising efforts for breast cancer awareness.
Quincy Cheek, FCS Agent, will conduct several Lunch & Learn meetings in the upcoming months. Click to here for more information.
Highlights from the 2012 Kid Chef Nutrition Camp held July 25-27, 2012.
The Kid Chef Nutrition Camp will be held July 25-27, 2012 at the Dewitt Livestock Facility in Rapides Parish. It is open to kids 9-12 years of age. The cost for the camp is $35 per child. Sessions will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. each day. Download flyer for more details.
Cajun Seasoning Blend recipe featured on News Channel 5's "Jambalaya" program for February 2012.
Recipe for "Almost" Stuffed Cabbage featured on Jambalaya - January 2012
White Bean Chili recipe featured on "Jambalaya" for November 2011
Recipe for Caribbean-Style Pork featured on News Channel 5 "Jambalaya" for October 2011.
The article contains topics and dates for the upcoming Lunch 'N Learn Spring Series.
The LSU AgCenter's Rapides Parish Extension Office held a recognition ceremony and reception for the Master Nutrition Volunteer Program graduates. Click to view images.
Baked Bean Stew recipe featured on Jambalaya, January 2011.
The attached chart gives information regarding food pantry storage recommendations. Information includes: recommended storage times and handling tips for condiments, mixes, canned foods, dried foods, meat substitutes and packaged foods. For more tips on food storage, contact Quincy Cheek at 318-767-3968.
The Dean Lee Employee Health Fair and TEAM Lou benefit was held on Oct. 1, 2010.
First Baptist Church of Pineville, Louisiana donated items to State Evac Shelter next to LSU-Alexandria.
Images from the 2010 Kid Chef Summer Camp held in Pineville, Louisiana.
LSU AgCenter Central Region employees join over 4,000 participants in the inaugural Race for the Cure held in Alexandria in October 2010.
Recipe for November 2010 demonstrated on Jambalaya, the News Channel 5 TV program.
Pennington study outlining the 10 health threats that men face.
This article lists 10 helpful hints for cooking in a slow cooker.
Recipe featured on the TV program Jambalaya, Crustless Crawfish Quiche - April 2010
Quincy Cheek, agent for Family and Consumer Sciences, provides helpful information about Mardi Gras safety.
This article compares the sweet potato to the yam. Is there a difference. Let's find out.
This article describes how family mealtime promotes healthy nutrition habits for children and adults, as well as giving tips on meal preparation and a recipe for a B.L.T. in a Bowl.
Recipe featured on Jambalaya "TV" for April 2009
Blueberries are nature’s No. 1 source of antioxidants among more than 50 fresh fruits and vegetables studied. They also are a good source of fiber and vitamin C. Information on pick-your-own operations, selection, storage, preparation, freezing, canning and using Louisiana blueberries can be found in this publication. (PDF Format Only)
Healthy Pecan Pie featured on "Jambalaya" December 2008
Kid Friendly Recipe
Recipe featured on Jambalaya for April '06
Recipe featured on December 2007 - Jambalaya program on KALB TV.
Recipe featured on December 2007 Jambalaya - KALB TV
This document contains recipes featured on Jambalaya program on News Channel 5 in Alexandria, La.
Sweet Potato recipe featured on Jambalaya - October '07.
Mashed sweet potato recipe featured on "Jambalaya" October 2007.