Health Benefits of Infused Water

I have always struggled with consuming the right amount of water daily. However, a few years ago, a friend of mine stopped by my office and offered me a bag full of wonderful organic herbs from her garden, including mint. She bragged about how adding mint to her drinking water increased her water consumption daily …I tried it …

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Dr. Jeffries with horses

(Recognition presented by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences – Texas Affiliate) February 19, 2016 (Bryan/College Station, TX). Imagine not having anyone to teach Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) courses in schools and/or universities, such as: managing a budget, understanding the use of boiling water before consumption, developing entrepreneurial skills or reusing and recycling …

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Volunteering at the HLSR

Rationale: Generate leads. Market organization. Build and enhance brand. Expand partnerships. What should I do before volunteering for my shift? Sign-up via CAHS HLSR webpage & VolunteerSpot. Educate yourself about the exhibit. https://www.pvamu.edu/project2050/ Arrive at Booth 30 to 40 minutes before your shift. Wear clean, pressed, and comfortable Rodeo clothing and shoes or boots. The …

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100 Anniversary Smith Lever Act logo

In 2014, Cooperative Extension celebrated 100 years of extending knowledge and changing lives, under the Smith-Lever Act.  However, one of the most frequently asked questions to Extension employees is “What is Extension”? Extension is the community outreach branch of Prairie View A&M University, through the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences, mandated to provide low …

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Students on Campus

What choices are you making today that will influence the decisions of our students here on campus? The rising obesity rates and the prevalence of harmful weight management strategies employed by college students, has peaked the curiosity of researchers. In fact, The American College Health Association (2005) in a national college health assessment gathered data …

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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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