Extension Agent- Webb County:
Ashley Megan Gastineau
Family & Consumer Sciences
Cooperative Extension Program
Welcome to the Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program
Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program delivers practical research-based knowledge in agriculture/ natural resources, youth development, community/economic development, and family and consumer sciences in counties 35 counties across Texas. We respond to the needs of underserved Texans through life changing opportunities in areas that empower families through life changing opportunities. Cooperative Extension Program agents and specialists respond not only with answers, but meet people where they are and move them along to the next level.
Family and Consumer Science:
The Family and Consumer Sciences component recognizes that strong families are important to a prosperous and productive society. The family is the major provider of joy, security, values and goals. The Extension staff works to plan and deliver research-based family focused programs to underserved clientele, but, not excluding other audiences, that will serve as a catalyst to improve the quality of living.
Programs focus in:
Health and Wellness
Nutrition and Childhood Obesity
Financial/ Money Management
How much Sugar is in your drink?
Teaching the Girls Scouts on detecting sugar in many common drinks at their Health Party!
Prairie View A&M Cooperative Extension Family & Consumer Sciences Agent presenting to the Herbbonville Community about Bullying on Tuesday June 20,2017.
I AM Media Smart-Youth
Media Smart-Youth Session 4 is all about whole grains! Youth learned the anatomy of a grain and the vitamins & minerals it contains! Youth also soaked up some vitamin D by enjoying some fun physical activities of relays race and tug-a-war!
Media Smart-Youth Session 3 is all about identifying the purpose of media. We used a type of media, music, and incorporated a type of physical activity with it, dancing! The youth had an amazing time showing off their dancing skills!
Youth learning the importance of stretching during session 2 of the Media Smart-Youth Program at the Rio Bravo Activity Center!
Congrats to Carlos Aguilar Activity Center for completing the
Media Smart-Youth Program!
Within the 10 sessions, the youth learned:
– THE IMPORTANCE TO INCREASED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
– RECOGNIZED MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
– RECOGNIZED VITAMINS & MINERALS FROM WHOLE GRAINS
– UNDERSTAND MEDIA PRODUCTION AND AWARENESS
Presentation on Nutrition Tips to those future college students and current college students at the AHEC College Academy!
For more information on up coming classes or to schedule a program contact:
Ashley Megan Gastineau
Address: 7209 E. Saunders St.. Ste 5
Laredo, TX 78041