LSU AgCenter has nutrition programs

The LSU AgCenter nutrition programs are great for adults to learn how to prevent or manage health-related illnesses. Lessons can be taught in a face-to-face format or done completely online. A small cost will apply to Flavors of Health classes to cover supplies for face-to-face classes. We also offer a variety of free youth nutrition programs and opportunities within the school system in both Webster and Claiborne Parishes. 

SNAP-Ed Classes: Free lessons available for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) eligible clientele. For more information, please contact LaDonna Chreene, Nutrition Educator 2 at (318) 371-1371 or 

Let’s Eat for the Health of It: Participants learn healthful nutritional practices, how to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives, skills to better manage food resources, and food safety recommendations. This program provides you with the tools necessary to help meet your health goals.  

Class Topics: 

1. Fruits & Vegetables

2. Dairy: Switch to Skim or 1% Milk

3. Make Half your Plate Whole Grains 

4. Vary your Protein

5. Food Safety 

6. Food Dollar Management

7. Salts, Fats, and Sugars

8. Physical Activity: Be Active your Way

Flavors of Health Classes: For more information, please contact Shakera Williams, MPH Assistant Extension Nutrition Agent at (318) 371-1371 or 

Dining with Diabetes: A five-part series that helps 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. 

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: This is a 6-module Healthy Aging Series is a nutrition and wellness program offered through Iowa State University Extension and the LSU AgCenter for adults aged 60 and older.

Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the LSU AgCenter will make reasonable accommodations to enable persons with disabilities to engage in programs offered. Should you need ADA accommodation, please contact Shakera Williams at 318-371-1371 no later than 2 weeks before your accommodation is needed. The LSU AgCenter and LSU provide equal opportunities programs and employment.

(Shakera Williams, M.P.H. is Assistant Nutrition Extension Agent- FCS for Webster/Claiborne parishes. Contact her at (318) 371-1371.)