FCH Programs

Family & Community Health Programs

Families Reading Every Day (FRED) program

Families Reading Every Day, or “FRED” as we like to call it, is a fun and effective way to strengthen family bonds and promote literacy development by encouraging families to focus on reading together for 4 weeks. FRED is for adults with kids of all ages! All it takes is a commitment to spend time reading together.

The goal is 15 minutes a day for the first 2 weeks, and 30 minutes a day for the next 2 weeks but it could be more depending on the child’s age and the adults involved.

Read more in this Parent Guide (Spanish version) and Register here. Create an account and send us a message so we can add you to our newsletter list!

Where can I find new books during the pandemic?

Walk Across Texas! (WAT)

Stay tuned for more information about this 8 week physical activity challenge that will take place this fall!

Passenger Safety Project

The Passenger Safety Project at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service works to reduce deaths and injuries from motor vehicle crashes by increasing the use of child restraints and safety belts. The project’s emphasis is on increasing the correct use of child safety seats across Texas.


Watch ur BAC

Watch UR BAC teaches Texans about the dangers of alcohol and other drugs misuse —including binge drinking, the understanding of alcohol poisoning as well as the dangers of impaired driving.


Better Living for Texans

Better Living for Texans (BLT) is a nutrition education program for adults and children that are SNAP participants and SNAP eligible.

The BLT program helps people make healthy meals, improve their physical fitness, save money at the grocery store, grow their own foods, and adopt better food safety habits.

View the BLT website to learn more. Many of these programs/curricula are available here in Panola County!

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