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School is out and there are so many wonderful things to do. So, let’s make it fun.
Is it hard for kids to remain healthy during a time of social distancing?
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.
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.
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.
Handwashing is the single most important means of preventing the spread of infection. Follow these five steps for handwashing.
Our COVID-19 Victory Garden Issue with articles on growing fruit and vegetables in containers and raised beds. Plus more on finding fresh produce garden centers
Articles on Crane Flies, Fight the Bite, Microbial Biopesticides, Super Plants, planting guide, lawn care tips.
Celebrate national nutrition month to learn more about the importance of making informed food choices, developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
Dining with Diabetes, Nutrition events, Lunch and Learn "Clean Eating" and more.
This educational camp is a 4-day, 3-night adventure for 7th-8th graders (as of May 2020).
Healthy Communities Bike Safety Partnership: Let's Ride in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Youth are learning biking skills to ride safely in their neighborhoods.
Articles on Rabbiteye blueberries, insecticidal soap, citrus leafminers, balled-and-burlapped tree and shrub care.
Find out more information about Fitbit, MyFitnessPal and Strava.
These tips help to reduce the risk of food borne illnesses.
Articles on healthful benefits of plants, horticulture oil, citrus rust mites, redbor kale, tips on gardening and lawn maintenance.
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.
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.
Bullying,Cyberbullying, and First Lady Melania Trump.
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.
This educational camp is a 5-day, 4-night adventure for 4th-6th graders (of the current school year).
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
The deadline to apply for Parish 4-H Scholarships for St. Charles Parish is April 5, 2019.
Learn tips on how to start and continue healthy lifestyle goals.
Members sharpen their leadership, marketing, and money and management skills as they compete with their teams to build and manage their own cooperative business
Each year the Louisiana 4-H program offers 4-H’ers and their families an opportunity to enjoy a night with the New Orleans Pelicans!
4-H members have the opportunity to conduct research and present their findings through a national 4-H essay contest about honey bees.
St. Charles Parish 4-H YD News Just 4 You is a monthly newsletter especially designed for the 4-H Youth Development program in St. Charles Parish.
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.
This is an annual State 4-H Junior Leadership Conference, a state-wide 4-H leadership conference that is planned BY youth FOR youth!
4-H members (ages 10-13) are invited to apply to be selected to attend the annual State 4-H Fashion Camp, which is usually held during the month of January.
This award is a prestigious Louisiana 4-H Award that gives recognition to club members who have shown outstanding leadership ability in their club and parish.
This award is a prestigious Louisiana 4-H Award that recognizes junior 4-H Club members who have shown outstanding leadership ability in their club and parish.
How to get your kids to eat veggies
We are greatly appreciative and proud of our graduating seniors for their hard work and dedication to helping their clubs, community, country, and world.
Enhance your citizenship skills by becoming a St. Charles Parish 4-H Citizenship Ambassador and attending 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus in Washington, D.C.
One of the many leadership opportunities that 4-H has to offer is our annual 4-H Challenge Camp! This educational trip is a 3-day adventure for 7th–8th graders.
Members of the St. Charles Parish 4-H Shooting Sports Club have the opportunity to participate in various trainings, practices, and competitions.
First, contact your school to see if there is a 4-H club at your school. If so, contact the 4-H Club Leader for more information on joining.
The forest products industry contributes to each parish economy in several ways, including jobs, wages and purchases in the local economies.
Seniors in Jefferson Parish enjoy the Healthy eating series presented by Karen Marie the Salubrious RD. They have made positive dietary and exercise changes.
Using the Snap Ed banner theme: Active Life Healthy Life to spread the word about being active
One of the most common insect pests of citrus trees is the citrus leaf-miner. It is a tiny maggot larva that mines its way through the inside of a leaf feeding on the upper and lower surfaces of the leaf at the same time.
Introduction of "bark lice" and how they are beneficial to your trees.
This fungal disease infects the leaves by causing water soaked depressions to develop on the underside of the leaf that in turn promotes blister-like bulges to develop on the upper surface of the leaf.
Stinging caterpillars are out and will remain active on a variety of oaks and other shade trees well until the end of May. There are four types to be concerned with: the Saddleback, the IO moth, the Buck moth, and the Puss moth caterpillars.
Four classes are being offered by the LSU AgCenter through the St. Charles Parish Community Education Program. The classes are Successful Gardening with Raised Beds and Containers, Pruning Landscapes After Winter, Controlling Insects in the Home Landscape and Plant Propagation.
Residents of St. Charles and St. John Parishes, who have an interest to become a Louisiana Master Gardener (LMG) volunteer, are invited to participate in the 2015 LMG certification program scheduled to begin April 7 and end with graduation on June 23, 2015.
Mid to late summer is the time of year we typically encounter a greater level of damage to southern lawns from grass eating insects that include chinch bugs, armyworms and sod webworms. All three of these pests are currently on the move and homeowners should remain vigilant by inspecting their lawns on a regular basis, at least until the end of September.