The Choose Health: Food, Fun and Fitness curriculum was implemented in Maverick County though health classes at CC Winn and Eagle Pass High Schools.  The lessons focused on topics such as sugary drinks, the benefits of incorporating fruits and vegetables to a daily eating regimen, nutrition label reading, among others. The six-lesson series included interactive …

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When parents look for someone to watch their children, they want someone who is dependable and responsible. Bell County and Central Texas Housing Consortium offer a Safe Sitter Training course that teaches babysitters the qualities parents seek in having someone care for their children. Designed for youth age nine and older, the training teaches participants …

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Marcus Glenn of 4-H and Youth Development giving a speech on incorporating 4-H in after-school programs

In August, Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) presented the District 8 CEP Youth Development Training in McLennan County. Family and Consumer Sciences agents Sheryl Austin and Rosondra Hartsfield, along with committee members from Communities in School and Texas Hunger Initiative, planned the daylong training to focus on current CEP youth programs that could be implemented in afterschool …

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McLennan Summer Campers

McLennan County’s Cooperative Extension Program and NeighborWork Waco’s Project Aspire teamed up for their annual financial literacy summer camp. This year 20 campers aged 8- 15 were exposed to technical career paths, the financial cost of being unhealthy, predatory lending practices and gardening, all while creating their business plan for the end of the week …

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