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Louisiana Food Access
[Image: Please click here for PDF version of Louisiana Food Access: Shop Louisiana Farmers Markets for a Seasonal Menu.]

Directory of Louisiana Farmers Markets and reasons why you should shop there.

First Aid Farm Quest
[Image: Farm Quest]

The First Aid Farm Quest CD is a multimedia, interactive educational program used by schools and libraries that teaches fifth-grade through high school first aid and injury prevention skills. Games and activities are developmentally appropriate and reinforced through interactive navigation within modules.

Health Note: Blood Pressure, Diabetes and High Cholesterol Increase Heart Disease Risk for Blacks
[Image: Black man]

Researchers say black men and women have double whites’ risk of dying of coronary heart disease. At the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Monika Safford studied about 24,000 people nationwide who were followed for about four years.

Louisiana Food Access Summit, November 7, 2012, Pennington Biomemedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, La.
[Image: La Food Access Summit logo]

The mission of the Louisiana Food Access Summit is to stimulate engagement of farmers, community members, organizations and policy makers by resetting the table to combat hunger and strengthen Louisiana’s regional and local food systems.

Just Thirty Minutes a Day [Image: Cathy Judd, Lincoln Parish agent.]
Exercising for 30 minutes a day can increase the quality of life, strengthen the heart and lungs, keep you from getting tired, control blood pressure, improve memory and influence so many other health factors.
2.0 version of USDA’s Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass [Image: Know Your Farmer]
The Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass is a digital guide to USDA resources that support regional food production. markets, meat processing facilities and more, as well as data on USDA-supported projects in all 50 states.
Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) [Image: Food Research & Action Center Website]
FRAC leads efforts to broaden low-income children’s access to healthy school lunch and breakfast, summer and afterschool meals and child care food in the child nutrition reauthorization process.
Louisiana Food Bank Association [Image: Lousiana food bank service area]
The mission of the Louisiana Food Bank Association is to provide a unified voice for Louisiana's hungry with short-term response seeking long-term solutions through advocacy, education and leadership.
Remove Odors from Refrigerator and Freezer
If food has thawed in your refirgerator or freezer, you are probably facing an odor problem.
Living a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle
February is reserved as American Heart Month in order to raise awareness about the prevention and management of heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the United States in both men and women and accounts for almost 700,000 deaths each year or 29% of all U.S. deaths.
Fluids Important To Everyone, Especially Seniors, In Hot Weather [Image: Girl drinking water]
Drinking enough fluids is important during our hot summer weather – especially for senior citizens, according to LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Beth Reames.
What Parents Need To Know About Secondhand Smoke
Do you smoke around your young children? Does your child’s child-care provider smoke in the child-care environment? If your answer to either of those questions is "yes," LSU AgCenter experts caution there are multiple concerns about children and their exposure to secondhand smoke.
Massive Study Examines Role of Genetics, Disease and Exercise
Scientists are learning about the role of genetic and non-genetic factors in cardiovascular, metabolic and hormonal responses to aerobic exercise through a three-part investigation begun 12 years ago, according to LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Heli Roy.
Mold: Important Questions, Objective Answers [Image: Mold. Important Questions, Objective Answers]
Conflicting information and media coverage about hazards of mold and how to handle mold problems have left many people confused, concerned and sometimes frightened. If you have or suspect a mold problem in your home, this fact sheet will help you make well-informed decisions about how to fix the problem and prevent its return.