Nutrition/Health

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Texas A&M Agrilife Extension – Family and Consumer Sciences

Texas Department of State Health Services

Walk Across Texas (WAT)

“Walk Across Texas” is a FREE, 8 week program designed to help Texans establish the habit of regular physical activity. Since 1996, thousands of Texans have participated in Walk Across Texas! Check out this website and see what it’s about:  http://walkacrosstexas.tamu.edu  

Walk Across Texas is not a walk-a-thon or an event to raise money. While teams do compete to walk across the state first and/or to accumulate the most miles during the eight weeks, the main point is to get moving and keep moving after Walk Across Texas ends.

Doing Walk Across Texas with people you know is a great way to help you keep going when you feel like quitting. To walk across the state in eight weeks, everyone on a team must walk almost 13 miles each week.

After Walk Across Texas ends, you can continue walking by yourself to see how long it takes you to walk across the entire state of Texas.

The Hunt United Methodist Church, Hunt Wesley Nurse and the Center for Fitness will be participating in this community program beginning Monday, March 19th and Tuesday, March 20th.     We are challenging all groups and agencies in the community to participate.

 Go to the website, watch the video, form a team consisting of 1-8 people, pick a team leader, sign up your team on March 19th or 20th  (after the kickoff event),  keep track of your exercise, walking steps, distance, etc… Your team leader will input your team’s progress weekly. 

 We will have 2 “kick off” events:

Monday, March 19th  5:00pm at the Hunt UMC (Click Here for the flyer) or March 20th from 10-12 at The Center for Fitness (Click Here for the flyer). You will be given instructions and packets at these events.   For questions, contact  Angela Fiedler at
830-257-6568 or afiedler@ag.tamu.edu


Canning & Food Preservation

 

Diabetes Education

 

Nutrition

Better Living for Texans (BLT)

Better Living for Texans is an educational program put on by the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, and the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).

Dinner Tonight – For quick & healthy dinner ideas from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service click here

 

 

SIGN UP TO RECEIVE DINNER TONIGHT WEEKLY

Weekly dinner ideas that include a quick video demonstration and a download of the recipe.

 

Nutrition Newsletter

 

 

Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips (pdf)

Food Allergy Research & Education

Poison Ivy, Oak, & Sumac Information Center

American Red Cross

 

Additional publications and information can be found by visiting the online Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service Bookstore.  You can type in the topics that you are looking for in the search box. 

*NOTE: Publications from the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service  are copyrighted. You may download it for your personal, noncommercial use only. Any other use (including but not limited to any commercial use, making multiple copies, displaying publicly, placing on a web page, or redistributing) requires express written permission from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. By downloading this document, you agree to all of the above. To request written permission, please contact:

Holly Jarvis, Ph.D.
2112 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2112
979-458-5911
hollydjarvis@tamu.edu

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