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Better Living for Texans is a statewide nutrition education program that is a cooperative endeavor between Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), and Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
A component of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Better Living for Texans provides educational programs to help participants improve their ability to plan and prepare nutritious meals, stretch food dollars, prepare and store food safely, and increase physical activity levels.
Single topic sessions or a topic series can be presented at no cost to groups, organizations, clubs, or classrooms.
Educational topics include the following:
A Fresh Start to a Healthier You!– 4 part series:
- Creating Safe and Healthier Meals
- Balancing Your Day
- Saving More at the Grocery Store
- Celebrating Small Bites
Walk Across Texas: 8-week physical activity program offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, designed to help Texans establish the habit of regular physical activity. Walk Across Texas and all resources are available free of charge.
Walk and Talk: 8-part program offered in conjunction with Walk Across Texas which addresses increasing fruit and vegetable knowledge and intake.
Learn, Grow, Eat, & Go!: 10-week school curriculum for youth focusing on increasing fruit and vegetable intake and physical activity.
Single Session topics include:
Cooking Foods Safely Outdoors Hydration: Water, the Forgotten Nutrient
Cooking is a Matter of Degrees Phyte for Good Health with Fruits and Vegetables
Food Safety Before and During Pregnancy Start Your Day a Better Way…with Breakfast
Going Green with Organic Foods Cooking with Herbs and Spices
A Healthy Harvest: Safe Handling of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Start with Breakfast
Keeping Your Baby Safe Snack Right
Packing a Safe and Healthy Lunch for School Enjoy a Healthy Plate
Pantry Pests: The Impact of Household Insects on Your Food Add More Vegetables to Your Day
Shopping Your Way to Safe Food Focus on Fruits
Understanding the Dates on Food Labels Make Half Your Grains Whole
Preparing, Serving, and Storing Food Safely at Home With Protein Foods, Variety is Key
Food Safety When Eating Out Get Your Calcium-Rich Foods
Nutrition Through the First Year of Life Home Food Preservation
Nutrition for Older Adults: Warning Signs of Poor Nutrition Drying Foods at Home Safely
What’s A Parent to Do? Promoting Healthy Weight Disaster Preparedness
Snacks and the preschool Child: Why, What, and How ~~~~
Eat Smart, Live Strong for Older Adults: Reach Your Goals Feeding Your Family When Disaster Strikes
Eat Smart, Live Strong for Older Adults: Challenges and Solutions Feeding the Family Without Starving the Wallet
Eat Smart, Live Strong for Older Adults: Colorful and Classic Favorites
Eat Smart, Live Strong for Older Adults: Eat Smart, Spend Less
Better Living for Texans – Extension Assistant
528 Waco Circle
Victoria, Texas 77904
Phone: (361) 575-4581