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We often need to plan ahead; sometimes way ahead.
Small-seeded plants like tomato and bell pepper are best sown into potting soil and nurtured along until they are ready to transplant.
It’s said that the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago; but the second-best time is now. Fall and winter are good seasons for planting trees.
Mosquitoes are known to spread malaria, Zika, and other illnesses to humans. They also spread fowl pox to chickens and equine
The traffic light eating plan makes it easier to choose healthy foods.
Pumpkins take three months to produce, give or take a few weeks. So early-to-mid July is time to start. Like watermelons, pumpkins are space hogs.
Time to have BBQ’s, swim parties, beach parties, graduation parties, and all sorts of parties. We need to be aware of foodborne illnesses.
Getting motivated and changing your life in 7 days can be a dream come true if you are willing to follow these simple and easy steps.
Andre' Brock of the LSU AgCenter will give tips on how to create a beautiful lawn.
How would you like to not have to worry about what to cook for dinner tonight or how many calories you are taking in or have used up?
Nutrition classes offered at Leroy D. Wallace Memorial Library, Reserve, Louisiana.
There are hundreds or more plants available to us that will attract hummingbirds.
There are hundreds or more plants available to us that will attract hummingbirds. Plants with red, preferably tubular, flowers will attract hummingbirds.
Nutrition classes offered in June and July.
Simple Healing Foods
My Plate says that you need at least 3 ounces of whole grains every day. We eat whole grains to feel fuller faster and to be healthier.
10 ways to eliminate some of the sweet treats that we give to our children. These sweet treats come in many forms such as soda, sports drinks and energy drinks.
May is the month that we are made aware of Mental Health illnesses. Millions of Americans face the reality of living with mental health issues.
The students really enjoyed pedaling the smoothie bike and making smoothie from something that they grew in their garden. This was a great exciting experience.
Master Gardener volunteers Judy Hurry and Suzette Goodrow, along with Horticulture / County Agent André Brock have been meeting with kids weekly.
Emily C. Watkins Elementary School students pick items from their garden to make smoothies with the class.
Wow! Summer break is here.Finding a balance of watching TV and getting physical activity is important for children to be healthy.
Finding a balance of watching TV and getting physical activity is important for children to be healthy.Children are not getting the recommended levels.
Eating your daily fruits and vegetables can help you fight various diseases and give you a healthier and more productive lifestyle.
I’ve never been to an airshow but I’ve been lucky to see some incredible aeronautic stunts in my backyard lately.
West St. John High Community garden students getting ready to begin planting plants.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 is National Walking Day this year.Why not take advantage of that day by walking with a friend, co-worker, children or family member.
West St. John High School Students preparing their school and community garden beds for planting.
Mr. Lorenzo Edwards and Mrs. Rochelle Darville applied for the 2020-2021 LHCC (Louisiana Healthy Communities Coalition) Mini-Grant in November 2020.
March 15th is a traditional planting date in the River Parishes. An early start may amount to bragging rights for the first tomato among friends.
National Nutrition Month, Nutrition Blog, Double corn bread recipe, and more.
Lots of people garden for various of reasons like growing our own food, getting exercise, looking at flowers, or just having a reason to go outside.
A social distance Walking for Benefits Club is being offered to the people of St. John the Baptist Parish.
I remember following my grandfather around his vegetable garden when I was young every chance I had. Pappy would let us dig around the plants with our hands.
This year let us try to get back on track and follow the directions of the Governor so that we can end this struggle and get back to a new normal.
Baked Macaroni and cheese, oatmeal cookies, fried chicken, fried fish, butter pecan ice cream are foods that we, turn to when depressed or stressed.
So I’ll surprise y’all this month with something not horticulture but poultry science – backyard chickens.Lots of people bought them this past spring.
Are you interested in some Holiday tips to help you avoid Holiday calories?Are you a person that like to taste different foods?
This Christmas is going to be very different because of the Coronavirus so that there is no spread to family members or friends.
Foodborne illness is caused by consuming contaminated foods or beverages.Food poisoning is a type of foodborne illness caused by swallowing toxins.
The holidays are just around the corner with less than 50 shopping days left until Christmas. It is the perfect time now to start planning your budget.
We have many different names for green beans, such as snap beans, string beans, French style green beans, and cut green beans.
Cynthia Clifton welcomed everyone to the meeting.Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the meeting was held via Microsoft Teams.
Lisa Ellsworth with Healthy Blue agreed to purchase 200 water bottles for East St. John High students.
One great native for color is the red maple or swamp maple, Acer rubrum. These trees consistently turn yellow, then quickly to red this time of year.
To ensure that students still have access to fun physical activity, the LSU AgCenter programs have teamed up with community partners to stencil painted spaces.
LSU AgCenter Healthy Communities had been talking about doing something to get the students active by drinking more water during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Break Up with Salt Series covered the basics of high blood pressure and managing it through nutrition and lifestyle changes to improve your health.
Sweet potatoes are a major health superpower vegetable.They are packed with minerals, fiber, vitamins, and phytonutrients for your body and mind.
Do you know the different varieties of pumpkins? Well, let us get educated on some different varieties of pumpkins!
We can start planning (and planting) for fall. Soil preparation is the first thing you need to do. If you haven’t had a soil test done in the last three years.
Try to do 10 minutes at least three times a day.Identify times during the day that you could exercise. Parking father away from the store.
Cynthia Clifton welcomed everyone to the meeting. Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the meeting was held via Microsoft Teams.
Now is a great time to brush up on our meal planning. Most of us went from eating one to two meals at home daily to now eating three meals and snacks a day.
Whole grain foods are foods made with the grain intact. There are two kinds of grain foods: whole grain foods and refined grain foods.
St. Augustine grass is a favorite target of some insects and disease problems, followed by centipede.
Monthly FCS Nutrition Newsletter listing upcoming online classes that are being offered for this month.
In This Issue: Smart Shopping, Food Safety, Topping Cauliflower Waffles with your favorite foods, Healthy Recipe and Virtual Online Nutrition Classes.
Pumpkins take three months to produce, give or take a few weeks. So early-to-mid July is time to start.
Though we had to cancel this year’s Tomato Field Day as an in-person event, we did grow the vegetables and learned some things about the cultivars.
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.
In This Issue: Managing in Tough Times, Eat Tomatoes for your Heart and Health Healthy Recipe.
Nutrition blog, Frequently Asked Questions and Greek Ambrosia recipe.
It is known as the “silent killer.” This chronic illness got its nickname because there are no symptoms or warning signs.
The best ways to prevent getting COVID-19 are handwashing, avoiding sick people, and social distancing.
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.
March-April newsletter contains information on FCS Community Coalition, Nutrition Blog and includes a Healthy Recipe.
March newsletter announcing upcoming events Achievement Day, Community Service, Cookery Contest, Summer Camp, 4-H U, LOST camp, and Marsh Maneuvers.
Celebrate national nutrition month to learn more about the importance of making informed food choices, developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
March is here and although I haven’t seen the pecan trees breaking buds yet, it’s pretty safe to say that it’s pretty safe to plant warm-season vegetables now.
Dining with Diabetes, Nutrition events, Lunch and Learn "Clean Eating" and more.
February 4-H Newsletter announcing the upcoming events District Livestock Show, Jr Leader Conference, Summer Camp and 4-H University.
Find information on fertilizing plants.
FCS Nutrition newsletter with upcoming events, nutrition blog and healthy recipe.
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.
The January Clover Chronicle has information on the upcoming events that are being held.
Smart Portions - A Healthy Weight Loss Management Program coming soon to River Parishes Community College, Nutrition Blog, Healthy Recipe.
Newsletter contains information for Leaders and 4-H'ers on the upcoming events and programs that are scheduled.
These tips help to reduce the risk of food borne illnesses.
Winn Dixie Grocery Store Tour participants included: Ivy Mathieu, Laureen Arceneaux and Larry Sorapuru. They are checking the serving size of the vegetables.
Update on United Way funding for school gardens, Summer Camp and 4-H University.
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.
Meeting minutes from the Forum meeting identifying strengths and weakness of the parish relating to becoming healthier.
Physical activity using the Smoothie blender bike teaches youth to stay active while eating healthy.
Monthly Nutrition Newsletter topics for October include: Drinking Green Tea for Weight Loss, Living Well Nutrition Blog, Healthy Recipe and Smart Changes.