Healthy South Texas

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Welcome to the Healthy South Texas page!

Healthy Texas is the combination of Texas A&M University Health Science Center with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service‘s partnership to bring better resources, knowledge and programs to better our community’s health.

“Our comprehensive, multidisciplinary team promotes preventive health at the most local level of the community, improving the well-being of Texans for generations to come. We engage families, enhance education, promote behavior change and improve quality of medical care and health outcomes,” – Healthy Texas team

Healthy South Texas Programs in Webb County:

This 8-week physical activity program focuses on promoting healthy, active lifestyles by encouraging participants to register either as a solo-walker or in teams of up to 8 members. The goal of the program is to walk a collective amount of 832 miles by the end of the 8 weeks. Beginning with a kick-off event, participants will track their miles on our Walk Across Texas website and can view their progress.

Dinner Tonight is a multi-faceted healthy cooking school that offers our community tips, tricks, recipes, info-graphics and much more. Weekly newsletters, YouTube recipe videos, an interactive website, and an annual Healthy Cooking School event offers information on nutrition, family mealtime, food safety, food preparation, among other helpful hints on our Dinner Tonight website and social media.

This volunteer training program offers participants the chance to get trained in 40 hours of health, wellness, and nutrition topics to better prepare them for their community service. . In turn, these Master Wellness interns will then give back 40 hours of community service to their community with the knowledge and assurance of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in order to get certified as Master Wellness Volunteers

 

For more information on Healthy South Texas, visit our Healthy Texas page.

For more information on local events, contact Angie Sifuentes, County Extension Agent – FCS

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