Health & Wellness Education

About Nutrition

Whole Food Education for Cancer Prevention! We'll dive into topics such as healthy fats, food additives, plant protein, and more! Here you'll find blog posts about health and nutrition, handouts to download, local farmers market information, new recipes to try and much more!

From Our Blog

  • Crazy for Kale

    Crazy for Kale

    This Saturday our local Farmer's Market was overflowing with the most beautiful fruits and vegetables. And, the organic kale was absolutely gorgeous and only $3 for a HUGE bunch. After filling my...

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  • Eating Outside of The Box

    Eating Outside of The Box

    This month we are focusing on becoming aware of and eliminating highly processed foods from our diet. Yellow #5, monosodium glutamate, sodium propionate, sulphur dioxide...yikes! What are chemic...

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  • Fabulous Phytochemicals

    Fabulous Phytochemicals

    Spring has SPRUNG! Our natural world is coming back to life, the flowers are blooming, and an abundance of delicious fruits and veggies are up and coming. In addition to being a treat for the tast...

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  • Oven Roasted Chickpeas

    Oven Roasted Chickpeas

    Chickpeas, also known as Garbanzo Beans, are a great source of fiber and protein. They can also make a GREAT snack. Check out this delicious recipe for Oven Roasted Chickpeas!

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  • Red & Processed Meat

    Red & Processed Meat

    The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) recommends choosing mostly plant-based foods, limiting red meat to less than 18 oz per week, and avoiding processed meat to reduce your cancer risk...

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  • The New American Plate

    The New American Plate

    What's on your plate? Do meat and potatoes take the stage? Are there any colors? A large and growing body of research shows that the content of our plate can have a huge impact on the quality of...

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  •  What Can You Do For Whole Grain Month?

    What Can You Do For Whole Grain Month?

    Follow these tips from the Whole Grain Council to help replace refined, white flour with healthy, whole grains!

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  • Whole Grains

    Whole Grains

    Foods made from whole grains are just that, WHOLE. They contain the entire grain kernel consisting of all three parts: the bran, the germ, and the endosperm. The bran and germ contain important a...

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  • Whole Grains from Whole Foods Market

    Whole Grains from Whole Foods Market

    As Lafayette health food foodies await our very own Whole Foods Market, we take a virtual trip to their website featuring a "whole" lot of whole grains tips and recipes!

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Local Farmers Markets

  • Acadiana's Farmers Market

    Dulles Drive and Marie Antoinette behind Corner Pantry on Foreman Dr.
  • Freetown Farmers Market

    421 East Convent St., Lafayette, LA 70501 Phone: 337-319-4227
  • Hub City Farmers Market

    427 Heymann Blvd., Lafayette, LA 70503 Saturdays 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Lafayette Farmers & Artisans Market

    2913 Johnston St., Lafayette, LA 70503 Saturdays 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • New Iberia Farmers Market

    1200 Field St., New Iberia, Louisiana 70560 Phone: 337-367-0834
  • Robin Farm Stand

    317 Houston Richard Road, Church Point 70525 Phone: 337-230-4245
  • Scott Farmers Market

    916 Cayret St., Scott, LA 70583 Every Saturday 7am-12pm through October