CEP County Agent Makes Front Page News

Bell County Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) agent and Registered Dietician Sheryl Austin was featured on the front page of the Food Section in the Temple Daily Telegram. The article highlighted Austin’s recent cooking class.

Prairie View A&M University’s CEP partnership with Oldways, Inc, has allowed extension agents in Dallas, Bell, and Waller counties an opportunity to facilitate and provide train-the-trainer courses for community members across the state. A Taste of African Heritage (ATOAH) brings the African Heritage Diet Pyramid to life, showing people how to eat and cook healthfully, traditionally, and enjoyably through hands-on experience. The program introduces participants to the rich cultural history of African heritage foods with lesson plans that simultaneously teach history, nutrition, and cooking techniques. It provides them all the tools and techniques they need to adopt this traditional way of eating for better health in modern day life.

Anyone interested in participating in ATOAH cooking classes can do so by contacting a Family and Consumer Sciences Extension agent using the CAHS web directory.

Danielle Hairston-Green


Danielle Hairston-Green, Ph.D.
Program Specialist, Family and Consumer Sciences
(936) 261-5118