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AgCenter campaign: move toward healthier lives

8 months ago Tuesday, July 22, 2014 1:06:04 AM CDT July 22, 2014 Tuesday, July 22 2014 Jul 22, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - The LSU AgCenter is using billboards, banners and posters to encourage people in low-income areas to take easy steps toward healthier lives.

Diane Sasser runs the AgCenter education program for people in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. She says the campaign has three messages: eat more fruits and vegetables, get more active, and talk more with your family.

She says that she hopes that getting those messages into places people see easily and often will get them thinking about their own health habits.

Sasser says the first billboards went up in June. The banners and posters can be displayed in schools, stores and parish extension offices.

The campaign will last about 18 months, featuring a new message every few months.

A federal program is paying for it.

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