Family and Community Health

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Family and Community Health (FCH) unit helps Texans better their lives through science-based educational programs designed to improve the overall health and wellness of individuals, families, and communities.

Keep browsing our website to find helpful resources related to Family & Community Health or contact our office!
Family & Community Health PROGRAMS


Healthy Carbohydrates

Aug 18 – Sept 15, Sammy Brown Library, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

For more info contact Clarissa Moon: clarissa.moon@ag.tamu.edu

Better Living for Texans is excited to offer a new class series focused on healthy carbohydrates.

The Healthy Carbohydrates series is a four-session series intended for audiences wanting to learn more about how to prevent chronic disease (specifically diabetes and obesity) through nutrition practices.

Aug 18: Building a Healthy Plate
Aug 25: Balancing Carbohydrates
Sept 1: Finding the Sides: Fruit and Dairy
Sept 8: The Sweetened Truth about Carbohydrates
Sept 15: Wrap-up/summary session!


Formula Shortage Resources

News Release: Texas A&M AgriLife experts recommend pediatric advice on infant formula

FDA News Release: FDA Encourages Importation of Safe Infant Formula and Other Flexibilities to Further Increase Availability

Fact Sheet: Helping Families Find Formula during the Infant Formula Shortage

HealthyChildren.Org (From the American Academy of Pediatrics): What can I do if I can’t find formula?  and Information on Imported Formulas

Other Resources: 
2-1-1
Local WIC Office 903-693-9331
Your Pediatrician


8 Things You Can Do Right Now to Protect Your Vision

By The National Eye Institute, nei.nih.gov
As you get older, your risk for some eye diseases may increase. But there’s a lot you can do to keep your eyes healthy — and it all starts with taking care of your overall health. Set yourself up for a lifetime of seeing your best with these 8 tips! Read more here.

 


 

More Health Tips & Information:

Alzheimer’s Association: 10 Ways to Love Your Brain

Functional Foods

How to Eat Right and Save Money at the Same Time

Dietary Guidelines for Americans- Quick Nutrition Tips


 

Better Living for Texans

Better Living for Texans is a statewide nutrition education 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! Read more on Better Living for Texans!

 

 

 

Path To The Plate

When consumers are making connections between agriculture and health, there is concern about where information is obtained. Many turn to the easiest and quickest source of information, the internet. Learn more on Path to the Plate!

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