What is BLT?
Better Living for Texans (BLT) is a grant funded nutrition education program through the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and Texas Health and Human Service Commission (HHSC) for adults and children that are SNAP participants and SNAP eligible. The BLT program helps people make healthy meals, improve their physical fitness, save money at the grocery store, grow their own foods, and adopt better food safety habits. All BLT programs focus on nutrition with an awareness of preventing obesity. The six focus areas in BLT programs for FY2024 (October 1, 2023 – September 30, 2024) are:
BLT Focus Areas:
- Increasing fruit and vegetable consumption
- Adopting healthier eating patterns
- Increasing physical activity
- Increasing access to fruits and vegetable through gardening programs
- Adopting food resource management skills to reduce food insecurity
- Improving food safety practices.
Check out our curriculum at https://blt.tamu.edu/curriculum/
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Where do these classes take place?
That is one of the great advantages! BLT will come to you. It was designed to be mobile. A BLT group can meet almost anywhere; your community center, housing authority office, apartments, common areas, senior centers, or church facilities.
When Can We Start?
Today! Contact the Tarrant County BLT program and begin your partnership in creating “Better Living for Texans.” If you are interested, call (817) 884-1294.
Want to Volunteer
We are looking for Spanish speaking volunteers who will donate 1 hour each month to interpret lessons. If you are interested, please call (817) 884-1294.
Tarrant County BLT Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent.
Contact her at email@example.com or call (817) 884-1294.