The Better Living for Texans program is to provide educational programs that increase, within a limited budget, the likelihood of food stamp recipients making healthy food choices consistent with the most recent dietary advice as reflected in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. There are two different series that participants can attend. They include:
Eat Better to Live Better Lesson Series
- Better Health with Better Choices
- Shopping Strategies to Stretch Food Dollars
- Food Safety and You
Reading Food Labels Lesson Series
Better Living for Texans is a program for adults and kids who want to learn how to eat well and save money. You can make friends and have fun while you learn about eating healthy foods and saving money! Lessons can be held in locations of your convenience. Participants attending all sessions will receive a Certificate of Completion which is accepted by the Texas Department of Human Services towards training requirements for Parenting Classes. To be a part of the Better Living for Texans program, email, call or drop by your local county Extension Office.
Walk Across Texas
Walk Across Texas! is a statewide, 8-week program that’s free and open to everyone in the community! The goal of the program is to help people of all ages and abilities establish the habit of regular physical activity. Is walking not your thing? No problem! Any activity can count towards your journey across Texas! Simply, we encourage you to move more and any activity is better than none!
Register for Walk Across Texas using the form below:
Walk Across Texas Registration
Registration sign up
The Run Down on Physical Activity
BLT recipe and physical activity
BLT receta informacion sobre actividad fisica
To learn more visit these great websites:
Lorena Iverson, M.S.
Extension Assistant-Better Living for Texans
301 Manny Martinez
El Paso, TX 79905
Ph: (915) 771-2354
Fx: (915) 771-2356