Family and Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, The Texas A&M University System. The Brazos County Extension Service offers practical information for families: raising children, housing and environment, eating well, managing money, and staying healthy.

If you have questions and would like to speak to the FCS agent please call Flora Williams at 979-823-0129 or email

fewilliams@ag.tamu.edu

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Better Living for Texans

Better Living for Texans (BLT) is a cooperative endeavor between the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, and the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). Since 1994, the program has been serving limited income families throughout Texas. BLT classes are offered at no cost to participants. The nutrition classes addresses topics such as dining in dollar stores, stretching the food dollar, food safety, healthy eating, and balancing food and fitness.

The goal of the Better Living for Texans program and the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Education Program or SNAP (formerly the Food Stamp Nutrition Education program) is to provide educational programs that increase the likelihood that SNAP recipients will make healthy food choices consistent with the most recent dietary advice as reflected in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Classes are currently being offered at the Lincoln Recreation Center, LULAC Oakhill, Habitat for Humanity, Bryan Housing Authority, Head Start, and in local schools.

If your group is interested in free BLT nutrition classes and food demonstrations, contact Flora Williams at (979)823-0129.

http://blt.tamu.edu/

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