Landry works to create healthy communities

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief
Pictured are Dr. Lima, Aaron Hargrove, Adriana Deras and Jeanne Steyer who presented options for the placement of exercise equipment that will be part of the path.

To address current and emerging trends in health, the LSU AgCenter’s Nutrition Programs introduced and has been creating Healthy Communities within parishes through the efforts of nutrition agents.

Cooperative Extension is uniquely positioned to deliver practice and evidence based interventions such as Healthy Communities that can influence these determinants of health. In line with that initiative, Assumption Parish, Area Nutrition Agent Robin Landry has been working to create areas of healthy living; working with the parish’s 4 middle schools providing 3 weeks of nutrition lessons and working with Assumption Community Hospital to create a walking path at the hospital.

To create an efficient, atheistically pleasing area for walking, Landry incorporated the help of Dr. Marybeth Lima and her students in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department to provide their expertise.

To learn more about Healthy Communities, contact Robin Landry at 985-369-6386 or

Contributed by the Assumption Parish LSU AgCenter