SU AG Center to host daily Facebook Live Series

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BATON ROUGE, LA (BRPROUD) The Nutrition, Health and Wellness Department of the Southern University Ag Center will conduct a Facebook Live Series with Nutrition Education and Physical Activity lessons through its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-Ed) and Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP).

The live streams will be held June 17 – July 8 at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. on the SUAg SNAP-Ed’s Facebook page.

The topics covered during the series will include:

  • Incorporating Exercise Into Your Daily Schedule
  • Healthy Snacks for Children During the Summer
  • Container Gardening
  • Eating Healthy on a Budget
  • Preserving and Canning
  • Food Safety
  • Physical Activity
  • Spicing up your Family Dinners

“The SU Ag Center’s SNAP-Ed and EFNEP programs believe that positive behavior changes, inclusive of diet and physical activity are paramount when it comes to living our best most healthy lives,” said Dr. De’Shoin York, Associate Vice Chancellor for Extension and Outreach and Program Leader for the Center’s Department of Nutrition, Health & Wellness. “This series will give our participants some practical tools to assist them on their journey to live their best lives,” she added.

SNAP-Ed is the nutrition promotion and obesity prevention component of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the U.S. domestic hunger safety net formerly known as Food Stamps that provides economic benefits to eligible, low-income individuals and families for food purchases.  The program teaches people using or eligible for SNAP about proper nutrition and how to make their food dollars stretch further. SNAP-Ed participants also learn to be physically active.

The SU Ag Center’s SNAP-Ed program has been in existence for more than 20 years and operates in 13 parishes throughout the state of Louisiana: Ascension, Avoyelles, Calcasieu, East Baton Rouge, East Carroll, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Jefferson Davis, Madison, Morehouse, St. James, Richland, and West Carroll.

EFNEP is designed to assist limited-resource adults and youth in acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behavioral changes necessary for nutritionally sound diets.  EFNEP Programming is currently available in Avoyelles, Evangeline, and Rapides parishes.

For a complete list of Facebook Live topics with the date and times of the live streams visit www.suagcenter.com

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