Step Up, Scale Down

Here at the end of January, it is not uncommon for those New Year’s Resolutions to start tapering off. Whether it is a lack of motivation, frustration with results, or just difficulty scheduling time for exercise and nutritious cooking, this is that time of year where some of us just fall off the horse. If you are having difficulty staying on your weight loss plan, or would like to start one, join Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s “Step Up, Scale Down” program starting on Friday, February 7th at noon. This 12-week program is designed to give you the knowledge and tools you need to live a healthier lifestyle.

Weekly weigh-ins, group discussions, health and wellness talks, and recipe demonstrations will happen every Friday in February, March and April at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office at 104 South Fuller Street in Meridian. This program costs $40 per participant for the entirety of the 12 weeks. Each meeting will be come and go during the lunch hour to accommodate those on the move. Topics will include goal setting, reading food labels, menu planning, maintaining motivation, and the ins and outs of physical activity.

For more information please contact County Extension Agent – Family & Community Health Chris Coon at 254-435-2331 or at

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