The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offers practical information for families: raising children, housing and environment, eating well, managing money, and staying healthy. The Bosque County FCS Agent frequently deals with topics such as Health and Wellness, Food and Nutrition, Food Preservation and many others.
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Food & Nutrition
Community Nutrition Programs
Nutrition Classes- County Extension Agent, Kate Whitney, provides nutrition classes for area organizations or work-sites that are looking to improve their dietary habits in order to improve their overall health.
Food Preservation Workshops – Are you interested in preserving your garden harvest? Do you enjoy making jam or jelly for your family? Be sure to join County Extension Agent, Kate Whitney, for hands-on workshops in the spring and summer to learn how to safely preserve your fruit and vegetables. Canner testing is also available upon request.
School Nutrition Programs Texas A&M AgriLife Extension programs are given at local schools and are available for any age group. These classes include hands-on activities for the kids focusing on nutrition and physical activity.
Dinner Tonight! What are you having for Dinner Tonight? This website is devoted to helping busy families by providing videos and recipes of main dishes, appetizers, side dishes, and healthy desserts. Click here for recipes, videos, and more!
Child care providers play a vital role in caring for America children. Earn state required continuing education credits and find helpful information on the state website or browse courses available online. Bosque County cooperates with Erath, Hood, Johnson, Parker and Somervell Counties to host an annual Child Care Conference at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas.
Health & Wellness
Step Up to Scale Down is a 12 week weight management series that provides weekly meetings and lessons. These weekly meetings not only provide education, but provide encouragement and accountability as well! Contact Kate Whitney to set up a course for your workplace or group.
Certified Food Manager Training Program
County Extension Agents from Bosque and Hill County team up to teach a two-day course that will prepare food managers to take the National Certified Food Manager Examination.
The two-day course is $125 and includes the course, national certification exam, coursebook, and all course materials. Food managers may also choose to only take the exam for $65.
Contact Kate Whitney for more information about course dates at 254-435-2331.