AgCenter offers nutrition classes

The LSU AgCenter nutrition programs are great for all adults to learn how to prevent or manage health-related illnesses. Nutrition lessons can be taught in a face-to-face format or can be presented completely online. A small cost will apply to cover supplies for face-to-face classes. Schedule your nutrition class today!

  1. Dining with Diabetes – A five-part series that assist adults at risk or living with Type 2 diabetes learn how to manage their condition through meal planning, label reading and portion control.
  2. Smart Portions – This 8-part lifestyle weight control program teaches healthy eating using the MyPlate food groups and proper portion sizes. Regular physical activity and focus on a healthy weight are keys to success.
  3. Let’s Eat for the Health of It Adult Series – An 8-part series developed by the LSU AgCenter teaches the importance of MyPlate food groups, food safety, handwashing, physical activity, and food dollar management.
  4. Small Changes, Healthy Habits – A 4-part educational series on improving your health and nutrition through small changes. This program helps adults make modest, healthy, long-term changes in both diet and physical activity.
  5. Break Up with Salt – A 4-part lesson series aimed to help adults at risk for or with hypertension (high blood pressure) manage blood pressure levels through goal setting, diet, nutrition label reading, portion control, and cooking.
  6. Flavors of Health – Is there a topic you and your group are interested in learning more about? There are a  variety of one session lessons available, such as
  • Small kitchen appliances
  • Food for brain health – Mediterranean diet 
  • Meal prepping
  • Grocery shopping and buying
  • Beverages and hydration
  • Reading nutrition fact labels
  • Adult cooking classes
  1. Stay Independent– Stay Independent is a 6-module  nutrition education program for older adults, developed by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The program is  currently available to AgCenter FoH nutrition agents for community implementation in Louisiana. 

For more information, please contact

 Shakera Williams, MPH

Assistant Extension FCS Nutrition Agent

(318) 371-1371

sswilliams@agcenter.lsu.edu


To report an issue or typo with this articleCLICK HERE