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:  

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.

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 23rd,  keep track of your exercise, walking steps, distance, etc… Your team leader will input your team’s progress weekly.

The Kick Off of Walk Across Texas in Kerr County is March 21, 2022.  A pre-screening event will take place between 10 and noon at the Center for Fitness and 3-4:30 at the Hunt United Methodist Church for those interested, but this is optional.  Free classes will be offered through the Center for Fitness during the Walk Across Texas 8 week period, see the Free Class schedule for more details.

Click Here for the Flyer. Click Here for the free Class Schedule 

For questions, contact  Angela Fiedler at
830-257-6568 or

Canning & Food Preservation

Preserving the Harvest Series

  • October 18th – Salsa
  • November 15th – Pickles
  • December 6 – Pressure Canning & gifts in a jar

Cost for attending all 3 sessions is $90 or $35/session. Fee included instruction, resources, and a jar of freshly canned produce.

Pre-registration is required and limited to the first 10 that register and pay.

More information is available on the flyer.

Click here for the registration form.

Diabetes Education



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




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

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