Thursday, February 4

SU/LSU Nutrition Agents receive a Walmart Foundation Grant & Hold Food Demo for Walmart Customers

Standing from left are, SU Ag Center Extension Specialist De'Shoin York, SU Ag Center Nutrition Agent Carol Sensley, Walmart Store Manager Tiffany Johnson, LSU AgCenter Nutrition Agent Shatonia McCarty and LSU AgCenter EFNEP Manager Sharman Charles.
From left, LSU AgCenter's Shatonia McCarty, Southern University Board Member Raymond Fondel and SU Ag Center's Carol Sensley pose for a photo during the grand opening of a Lake Charles Walmart Neighborhood Store on January 20, 2016.

Baton Rouge, La. – Calcasieu Parish Nutrition agents with the Southern University and LSU Ag Centers were presented with a Walmart Community Health and Wellness Initiative grant by the Walmart Foundation during the grand opening of a Lake Charles Walmart Neighborhood Store on January 20.

The award, which will be used to provide support to community outreach through the promotion of health and wellness among Lake Charles residents, was presented to Southern University Ag Center’s Carol Sensley and LSU AgCenter’s Shatonia McCarty for their work with the Creating, Healthy, Enjoyable Foods (C.H.E.F.) Cooking Camps.

Sensley, McCarty and several C.H.E.F. Camp participants provided food demonstrations and samples for the store’s customers during the event.  

SU Ag Center Extension Specialist De’Shoin York along with LSU Ag Center’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Manager Sharman Charles were present to support the efforts of the agents. 

SU Board of Supervisors member Raymond Fondel, Police Juror and City Administrator Elijah Guillory and retired SU Extension agent Donna Jones also stopped by and sampled the food prepared during the demonstration.

For additional information about the C.H.E.F. Cooking Camps, contact De’Shoin York at 225.771.2242.


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