Dallas County Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Dallas County Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program Nutrition Education Program in Dallas County EFNEP of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is designed to assist limited resource families in acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed-behaviors necessary for nutritionally sound eating patterns.

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04/15/2021

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Are you or someone you know interested in improving you and your family's health, saving money at the store and basic nutrition tips?
Our educators now have the resources to conduct EFNEP nutrition education classes at a distance with the option of classes taught one-on-one or in small groups. EFNEP has several options available for both adults and youth.

To learn more about our options and request a class visit https://efnepTo learn more about our options and request a class visit https://efnep#youthnutritioneducation.tamu.edu/classoptions/
#efnep #txefnep #efnepworks #distanceeducation #onlinelearning #nutritioneducation #adultnutritioneducation #youthnutritioneducation

04/13/2021

Small changes can add up! Doing the little things - like substituting salsa for queso or trail mix for chocolate can save you sodium and fat - helping create healthy habits over time and a healthier you. Think about some small changes you can make to your snacks today!
https://youtu.be/srJXLmrmp7s

04/12/2021

Strawberries are in season - a low-calorie fruit packed with nutrients - including vitamin C. They come in many forms - including fresh, dried, and frozen. Use frozen strawberries in the Strawberry Surprise Smoothie for a healthy sweet treat!
https://efnep.tamu.edu/recipe/strawberry-surprise-smoothie/

04/09/2021
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04/01/2021

Spinach is a dark leafy green that can be a healthy part of many recipes - including our Beef and Rice Florentine. It is packed with healthful nutrients including vitamin A, C, folate, and is also a good source of fiber. Plus it is fat-free, sugar-free, and low in sodium!
https://efnep.tamu.edu/recipe/beef-and-rice-florentine/

03/30/2021

Easter is fast approaching, remember to follow these food safety tips during the Easter egg hunt and activities for the kiddos!

Prefer a family-only hunt? Every year my son has a "personal" egg hunt on Easter morning in our back yard.

foodsafety.tamu.edu

03/16/2021

Keep healthful ingredients on hand. Healthy ingredients will translate into healthier meals for you and your family. https://efnep.tamu.edu/recipes/

03/10/2021

Be menu-savvy when dining out. Some menus will have a whole section dedicated to healthier options. If you have a question about how a dish is prepared - don’t be afraid to ask! #NationalNutritionMonth

03/09/2021

Planning ahead may help relieve mealtime stress. Follow these steps to plan for and prepare nutritious and delicious meals that fit your preferences and lifestyle: https://sm.eatright.org/mealplanning

#NationalNutritionMonth

03/05/2021

Avoid distractions while eating. Be mindful, and focus on physical hunger cues to learn when your stomach is full. #NationalNutritionMonth

03/02/2021

Include healthful foods from all food groups. Variety is key to a healthy plate! Try using the MyPlate Plan tool to get a personalized example of what a day of eating could look like for you.
https://www.myplate.gov/myplate-plan

03/01/2021

March is National Nutrition Month! To celebrate, use this toolkit full of tip sheets and handouts, games and activities, PowerPoint presentations and more: https://sm.eatright.org/NNMtoolkit

#NationalNutritionMonth

02/19/2021

🚨🍗 Power Outages and Food Safety. Power outages can make many foods unsafe to eat. Types of food and when to throw them out: https://bit.ly/2XwuUFj

When in doubt throw it out.
#TexasReady

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02/10/2021

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Many stores will still send promotional ads and coupons – be sure not to overlook this “junk mail” – you could always find hidden savings! Searching online for coupons is also a great habit. Review your physical coupons at least once a month to throw out any that have expired.

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02/05/2021

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Tired of the same boring salad of greens, tomatoes, and cucumbers? Experiment! Add some pepper slices, nuts, or beans for a new flavorful twist to a healthy favorite!

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02/05/2021

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Tired of the same boring salad of greens, tomatoes, and cucumbers? Experiment! Add some pepper slices, nuts, or beans for a new flavorful twist to a healthy favorite!

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02/03/2021

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If your local store has a loyalty program be sure to join it. Loyalty programs are typically free to sign up for and will send you savings and electronic coupons too!

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02/01/2021

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When planning snacks, try to include two different food groups. Add some nut butter to a 100% whole wheat bagel, or try pairing tomato slices with low-fat cheese. Remember, these snacks will count towards your total nutrients and calories for the day!

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02/01/2021

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When planning snacks, try to include two different food groups. Add some nut butter to a 100% whole wheat bagel, or try pairing tomato slices with low-fat cheese. Remember, these snacks will count towards your total nutrients and calories for the day!

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01/27/2021

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Kids will be more open to trying a new food if they get to pick it. Set a healthy table and let everyone, including kids, make choices about what they want to eat.

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01/25/2021

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Physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle! Staying physically active provides many benefits including boosting your mood, sharpening focus, reducing stress, and improving your sleep. Check out the Move Your Way interactive tool to help build your personalized activity plan!
https://health.gov/MoveYourWay/Activity-Planner/

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01/21/2021

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Beans are a unique food in that they can fit into two different food groups on MyPlate – vegetable and protein. They provide nutrients from both food groups, including protein, iron, zinc, dietary fiber, folate, and potassium. Generally, for individuals who eat meat, poultry, and fish – beans fall into the vegetable group. Vegetarians, vegans, and individuals who rarely eat meats would count some beans in the protein group.

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01/19/2021

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Eating vegetables provides us with many health benefits. Notable, vegetables such as Spinach, Brussel Sprouts and Broccoli are important sources of Vitamins A and C. Vitamin A keeps eyes and skin healthy and helps to protect against infections. Vitamin C helps heal cuts and wounds and keeps teeth and gums healthy.

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01/14/2021

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For those of us who can’t eat gluten – there are whole grain options available! Many whole grain products, including buckwheat, certified gluten-free oats or oatmeal, popcorn, brown rice, wild rice, and quinoa fit the needs of a gluten-free diet.

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
01/13/2021

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Measure out your snacks ahead of time! This helps you have control of how much you eat – and as an added bonus they are ready to go for when you are hungry or in a rush!

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
01/11/2021

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Vegetables can come in many forms, including fresh, canned, and frozen. Don’t forget to compare prices – canned and frozen items can sometimes be less expensive than fresh. If you choose a canned item – look for ones with “low sodium” or “no salt added” on the label.

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01/07/2021

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Before you go out to the store, make a shopping list of all the items you need. Keep a running list on your phone, on the refrigerator, or in your wallet. Try to buy only items on your list when at the store. If you do find a good deal – try to substitute an item on your list for the one you found on sale.

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01/06/2021

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Take a MyPlate Quiz to see how your eating habits compare to the MyPlate recommendations. Based on your answers you will receive resources personalized to sync with the Start Simple with MyPlate app to help you and your family start the path to a healthier life. - https://www.myplate.gov/myplate-quiz

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