Welcome to Better Living for Texans, Victoria County

Committed to Serving Texans and to Improving Lives

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                                                                           NEW!!   Understanding the Nutrition Facts Label: Are You Label Able?

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

~~~~                                                                                                                                             Hydration: Water, The Forgotten Nutrient

Nutrition Through the First Year of Life                                                                               ~~~~

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                                                     Home Food Preservation

Eat Smart, Live Strong for Older Adults: Reach Your Goals                                             ~~~~

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                        Feeding Your Family When Disaster Strikes

Eat Smart, Live Strong for Older Adults: Eat Smart, Spend Less



Brenda Anderson

Better Living for Texans – Extension Assistant

528 Waco Circle

Victoria, Texas  77904

Phone: (361) 575-4581

email: Brenda.Anderson@ag.tamu.edu

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