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Nutrition Classes with Texas A&M Agrilife



EFNEP-Photo-235x300Texas A&M Agrilife Extension offers a free Expanded Food and Nutrition Education program. The Expanded Food and Nutrition program is designed to help educate individuals on how to make healthy Nutrition choices at a low cost.

The mission of the Expanded Food and Nutrition program is to educate individuals in the home, students in the classroom, and people in the community with limited resources in order to make better nutrition and health decisions. The focus is on the development of strong, nurturing families, healthy children, and significant savings in food and healthcare costs for all participants.

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) will be offering free Nutrition classes for the City of Los Fresnos at the Los Fresnos Memorial Park located at 900 N. Arroyo, Los Fresnos, TX 78566. Classes will be held on Wednesday’s at 9:45am beginning March 15th through May 3rd.

A total of 8 lessons will be discussed on the following topics.

* Healthy Foods, Healthy Families

* Foods that Pack a Punch

* Making the Most of My Plate

* Power of Planning

* Setting Your Limits

* Plate It Safe

* The Choice is Yours

* Mealtime Miracles

The Nutrition classes will not only offer encouragement and knowledge of healthier eating but will also offer free incentives to participants including measuring cups, thermometers, grocery bag checklist, healthy menus and samples of delicious foods.

Attend one of the FREE exercise classes offered by the City of Los Fresnos.

For more information contact Christine De La Rosa, Los Fresnos Community Health Worker at 956-312-1406 or email at cdelarosa@citylf.us or Los Fresnos City Hall at 956-233-5768.