Happy New Year to all! If you want to learn how to make small changes in your health the LSU AgCenter can help you. Our FCS nutrition agent offers various nutrition programs to teach 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! Take a closer look below at the various classes that can be taught by our FCS Nutrition Extension Agent, Shakera Williams.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Flavors of Health General Nutrition Topics – 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
- How to use 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
For more information, please contact Shakera Williams, MPH Assistant Extension FCS Nutrition Agent, (318) 371-1371.
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