Better Living for Texans



Webb County’s BLT Program Assistants

Nutrition Educator Genesis Hernandez

Nutrition Educator Valeria San Miguel


January 2017 Newsletter

January 2018 Newsletter 

December 2017 Newsletter

December 2017 Newsletter

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  Lilia Perez Community Center • Border Region Behavioral Center  Bethany House of Laredo

 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!

Congratulations to Ladrillito Activity Center and Santa Teresita Community Center for completing our Eat Smart Live Strong Series



December: Beets, bell peppers, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupes, carrots, celery, cucumbers, grapefruit, greens, herbs, honeydew, mushrooms, oranges, spinach, squash, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips

January: Beets, bell peppers, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, celery,  grapefruit, herbs, honeydew, mushrooms, oranges, spinach, squash, sweet potatoes, turnips

February: Beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, celery, grapefruit, greens, herbs, mushrooms, oranges, spinach, sweet potatoes, turnips



Mango Salad

Makes: 8 servings
  • 3 mango diced
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1/2 cucumber thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger chopped
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 1 tablespoon mint finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup parsley finely chopped
  • 1 lime juiced
  •  cayenne pepper to taste
  1. Wash you hands, clean your work area, and wash fruits and vegetables.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  3. Gently toss with lime juice.
  4. Chill. Sprinkle lightly with cayenne pepper just before serving.
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


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