Photo provided by Layne A. Langley -- LSU Agricultural Center Agent Layne A. Langley, from left, speaks to the Can Do’s Club members Pat Sibley and Maxine Thompson about fruit and vegetable consumption during an April 1 ‘Rise and Shine’ food demonstration.

Members of the Livingston Volunteers for Family and Community Can Do’s Club met April 1 at Mangham Methodist Church for their monthly meeting.

The club is one of four LVFC clubs in Livingston Parish.

During the meeting, the members discussed the programs and projects planned for the upcoming year, including collecting soft drink tabs, box tops and coffee coupons for schools; assembling and donating book bags to Head Start students; and conducting a quilt raffle to raise money for the Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge.

Layne Langley, the new area nutrition agent with the LSU Agricultural Center, led a “Make Half Your Plate Fruits and Vegetables” program. The members learned how much fruits and vegetables they should consume each day. They also received tips on how to increase the amount of fruits and vegetables in their diet.

Langley guided members in preparing a healthy, quick dish.

For information on how to join the Can Do’s LVFC Club, email Can Do’s Club President Carolyn Carpenter at For information about LSU AgCenter nutrition programs, call Langley at (225) 686-3020 or email