Better Living for Texans


Welcome to the Better Living for Texans page!

Webb County’s BLT Program Assistant

Genesis Hernandez – Nutrition Educator

Desiree Guerra – Nutrition Educator

August 2017 Newsletter

BLT Newsletter Aug2017

July 2017 Newsletter and Q&A

BLT Newsletter July2017(1)

Q & A (3)

  A Fresh Start to a Healthier You!

Fresh Start


Completed sites include:

  • Texas A&M Colonias Program  El Cenizo Head Start  M.O.S. Branch Library Downtown Senior Fitness Center Volunteers Serving the Need • First United Methodist Church • LBV Inner City Library

We’d like to congratulate the A Fresh Start to a Healthier You! graduates! Our participants were as excited as we were to complete the series and receive their certificates. Thank you for participating and to our wonderful graduates!

 Walk & Talk Series


 Congratulations to E.J  Salinas Community Center and Rio Bravo Community Center for completing our Walk & Talk Series!


Summer Season Fruits and Vegetables

June: Bell Peppers, Blackberries, Cabbage, Cantaloupes, Cucumbers, Greens, Herbs, Honeydew, Mushrooms, Onions, Peaches, Potatoes, Squash, Tomatoes, Turnips, Watermelon

July: Apples, Blueberries, Cabbage, Cucumbers, Greens, Herbs, Mushrooms, Onions, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Turnips, Watermelon

August: Apples, Bell Peppers, Cabbage, Cantaloupes, Carrots, Cucumbers, Greens, Herbs, Honeydew, Mushrooms, Onions, Peaches, Potatoes, Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Turnips, Watermelon


Recipe of the week


  1. 1. Wash your hands and clean your cooking area. Preheat saute pan to medium heat on the stove top. 2. Combine sweet potatoes and olive oil in the pan and saute until potatoes are bright and tender. 3. Add Rosemary to the pan and continue stirring. 4. Add garlic and onion, and cook until soft and aromatic.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional facts per serving: 140 calories, 4.5g total fat, 0.5g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 65mg sodium, 24g total carbohydrate, 4g dietary fiber, 5g sugars, 2g protein, and 320% vitamin A. Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000-calorie diet.

Interested in the BLT program for your organization or group?
  • Throughout Webb County, participants are given to healthy recipes, cooking demonstrations, food safety information, portion control recommendations, and grocery shopping tips through research-based lessons like:
  • A Fresh Start to a Healthier You!: a program focused on healthy and safe food practices
  • Walk and Talk:  a program to increase physical activity, in order to lead a healthier lifestyle
  • Eat Smart, Live Strong: a senior-adult recommended series to increase activity and nutrition
  • My Plate: a series solely focused on discussing the importance of each food group


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