Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The Southern University Agricultural Research & Extension Center provides educational experiences designed to help individuals and communities improve their health, by increasing their knowledge or influencing their attitudes.
Documents for download - Health
- Health Literacy Trifold
- Cooperative extensions national focus on health literacy
- ..Build...Choose...For Good Health
- Cholesterol and Your Diet: Cholesterol is a soft, fat-like, waxy substance found in the bloodstream and in all your body's cells. It's normal to have cholesterol.
- Disease Free...It's a Lifestyle: A healthful eating pattern and lifestyle are your best approaches for staying healthy and preventing disease, or at least slowing its onset.
- Eating to Reduce your Risk of Breast and Prostate Cancer: The advice includes: Quit smoking, reduce dietary fat, and eat fortifying food such as broccoli and brussels sprouts.
- Fad Diets and Bogus Health Claims: Despite claims, there are no magic bullets or effortless ways to lose weight. The only way to lose weight is to lower caloric intake and/or increase physical activity.
- Get a Taste for Good Nutrition! Enjoy Being Active!- Good taste - guilt free!
- Healthy Happy Eating
- Lower Your Cancer Risk: Most cancers can be prevented by eating right, being physically active, being a healthy weight and not smoking.
- Make Mealtime Family Time: Our lives can get very busy. So busy that having family meals may seem impossible. So here are some tips to help you make meal time family time.
- National Women Check- Up Day Fact Sheet: National Women’s Check-Up Day is a nationwide effort, coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to encourage women to visit health care professionals to receive regular, preventive check-ups and screenings.
- Navigate Your Day With School Breakfast: School breakfast is here to throw you a life-raft and help you navigate the high seas of math class, history, and more.
- Overheating in the Summer Sun: Very hot and humid weather causes an increase in internal body temperature, which places great demands upon the body’s cooling mechanisms.
- Overview of West Nile Virus: West Nile Virus is a flavivirus commonly found in Africa, West Asia, and the Middle East. It is closely related to St. Louis encephalitis virus which is also found in the United States.
- Reducing Heart Attack Risk: The risk of having a heart attack can be reduced even if you already have coronary heart disease or have had a previous attack.
- World Food Day: World Food Day (WFD) is a worldwide event designed to increase awareness, understanding and informed, year-around action to alleviate hunger. It is observed annually on October 16, in recognition of the founding of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 1945.