El Paso County Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

El Paso County Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program Nutrition Education Program in El Paso 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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Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
03/16/2021

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

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

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
03/10/2021

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

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

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
03/09/2021

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

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

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
03/05/2021

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

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

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
03/02/2021

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

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

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
03/01/2021

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

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

Texas Department of State Health Services
02/19/2021

Texas Department of State Health Services

🚨🍗 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

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
02/10/2021

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

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.

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
02/05/2021

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

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!

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
02/03/2021

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

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!

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
02/01/2021

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

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!

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
01/27/2021

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

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.

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
01/25/2021

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

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/

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
01/21/2021

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

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.

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
01/19/2021

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

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.

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
01/14/2021

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

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
01/13/2021

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.

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
01/07/2021

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

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.

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
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

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
01/05/2021

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Apples can be paired with almost everything! Slice them up for a sweet and crisp treat to dip in peanut butter for a snack or toss them into a salad to add a healthy crunch. They are also a good source of Vitamin C and fiber, which play essential roles in immune function and digestive health.

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
01/04/2021

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Did you hear? The USDA and HHS just released the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 – our nation’s leading nutrition advice to help all Americans lead healthier lives." For resources and information about the new Dietary Guidelines - visit their website at https://www.dietaryguidelines.gov/

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
12/22/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Don't forget to stay hydrated in the cooler weather. The best way to tell if you are getting enough water is the color of your urine. Aim for urine that is slightly yellow each day - don't rely on thirst.
#TXEFNEP #EFNEP #nifaimpacts #coldweather #efnepworks

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
12/21/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Don’t skip meals! Skipping meals during the day to save your appetite for a big holiday feast may result in overeating. Have a snack or meal beforehand that includes fiber-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains that will satisfy hunger but are lower in calories. #txefnep #efnep #efnepworks #holidays #HealthyHolidays #NIFAimpacts

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
12/16/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Don’t skip meals! Skipping meals during the day to save your appetite for a big holiday feast may result in overeating. Have a snack or meal beforehand that includes fiber-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains that will satisfy hunger but are lower in calories.

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
12/15/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

POMEGRANATE:

These powerful antioxidants have been shown to lower cholesterol levels and reduce blood clotting. This fruit also brings nutrition and visual appeal to the holiday table and beyond ❄️ TIP:
Choose pomegranates that are plump, round, and heavy for their size. They will last for about one month in a cool, dry area, or up to two months in the refrigerator 👍

HOW TO OPEN A POMEGRANATE:
1. Cut off the crown and cut the fruit into sections.
2. Submerge sections, one at a time, in a bowl of water and roll the arils (seed sacs) free of the skin and membranes with your thumbs. The water prevents the juice from spraying and staining clothes and counters.
3. Skim floating pieces of membrane from the surface of the water.
4. Drain the seeds, and enjoy!

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
12/15/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

POMEGRANATE:

These powerful antioxidants have been shown to lower cholesterol levels and reduce blood clotting. This fruit also brings nutrition and visual appeal to the holiday table and beyond ❄️ TIP:
Choose pomegranates that are plump, round, and heavy for their size. They will last for about one month in a cool, dry area, or up to two months in the refrigerator 👍

HOW TO OPEN A POMEGRANATE:
1. Cut off the crown and cut the fruit into sections.
2. Submerge sections, one at a time, in a bowl of water and roll the arils (seed sacs) free of the skin and membranes with your thumbs. The water prevents the juice from spraying and staining clothes and counters.
3. Skim floating pieces of membrane from the surface of the water.
4. Drain the seeds, and enjoy!

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
12/14/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Don't forget to stay active! Physical activity will help you manage those extra calories we sometimes indulge in around the holidays - plus it is a great way to relieve stress!

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
12/09/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

WINTER FOODS: KID EDITION 🌟Cauliflower is rich in vitamins C and K for a healthy immune system and healthy bones. But that's not all. Cauliflower also is a good source of folate, a B vitamin important for growth and development, while the fiber promotes stable energy levels and good digestion. Cauliflower is delicious roasted, but if your kid is averse to eating veggies, try making cauliflower "rice" in a food processor and adding it to stir-fries.

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
12/03/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Beans, peas, and soy products can be included as a main dish or part of a meal as a good source of protein. Try incorporating dishes like black bean enchiladas, stir-fried tofu, hummus, or veggie burgers to your menu at home!

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