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LSU AgCenter nutrition agent Katie Guedry presents nutrition information to personnel at the Opelousas General Hospital during a lunch-and-learn session on nutrition. (Photo by Johnny Morgan/LSU AgCenter)

Nutrition lunch and learn offered at Opelousas General Hospital

By Johnny Morgan
OPELOUSAS — Medical personnel heard the basics of healthful eating and managing their weight during a recent lunch-hour presentation at Opelousas General Hospital.
LSU AgCenter nutrition agent Katie Guedry provides the information during two 30-minute sessions once a month in St. Landry Parish.
“We started this program in January and have the employees bring their lunch and receive information on improving their health,” she said.
The goal is to show people how to control portions to reach a healthy weight and keep it off, she said.

Louisiana 4-H offers tips to keep kids safe while home alone

By Olivia McClure, omcclure@agcenter.lsu.edu
BATON ROUGE — With Louisiana schools shuttered for the next few weeks in an effort to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, many children may find themselves at home alone.
“Parents should decide if their children are mature enough and are able to take on this responsibility,” said Renee Castro, 4-H coordinator for the LSU AgCenter Southeast Region. “If this is the only option, each family should have a ‘home alone plan’ in place to ensure the safety of their children.”

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Students of the Week honored at Glendale Elementary

Glendale Elementary recognized its Students of the Week for March 9-13. In front, from left, are Karson Collins, Victoria Hernandez, Elliette O’Reilly, Tristan Guillory, Adalynn Good, Carter Jenkins, Madison Miller and Drae Lirette. In back, from left, are Joshua Buxton, Bailey Fruge, Jeremoni Semien, Jeffery Bushnell, Adaleigh Jenkins, Saige Ford, Kailey Guidroz and Reese Manuel. (Submitted photo)

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Magical Student Awards were presented at East Elementary. Those honored included, sitting, left, Tripp Duplechin, Jeremiah Manuel, Harlee Richard, Audrey Comeaux, Juhanna Sittig, Jayden Richard, Rodgers Jack and Bretton Ballew. In back, from left, are Logan Helke, Jayden Guillory, Troy Leday, Lailynn Simon, Corbyn Andrepont, John Cole, London Davy, Tevin Lewis Jamorris Castille and Jalaila Levier. (Submitted photo)

Magical Students at East Elementary

East Elementary announced its Magical Behavior Students recipients. Seated, from left, are Liam Dupre, Ma’Kyirri Andrus, Jayden Guillory, Taygon Bond, Taylen Guillory and Austen Fontenot. In back, from left, are Saralynn Willis, Kinsley Johnson, Jett Simon, Amyah Hawthorne, Kynadee Johnwell, La’shyra Harvey, and Ellie Ceasar. (Submitted photo)

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