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.

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
06/05/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

If you are able to go for a walk or bicycle ride always practice physical distancing and wash your hands with water and soap before you leave, when you get to where you are going, and as soon as you get home. If water and soap are not immediately available, use alcohol-based hand rub 馃憤

#EFNEP #TXEFNEP #EFNEPworks #physicalactivity

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
06/04/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Need a delicious side dish for dinner tonight? Try our Black Bean and Corn Salsa!

Recipe: https://efnep.tamu.edu/recipe/black-bean-and-corn-salsa/

#EFNEP #TXEFNEP #EFNEPworks #NIFAimpacts #TXEFNEPrecipes #EFNEPrecipes

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
06/04/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Need a delicious side dish for dinner tonight? Try our Black Bean and Corn Salsa!

Recipe: https://efnep.tamu.edu/recipe/black-bean-and-corn-salsa/

#EFNEP #TXEFNEP #EFNEPworks #NIFAimpacts #TXEFNEPrecipes #EFNEPrecipes

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
06/02/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Food poisoning peaks in the summer months when warmer temperatures cause foodborne germs to flourish. Follow these steps for a safe and enjoyable grilling season.

#EFNEP #TXEFNEP #EFNEPworks #FoodSafety

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
06/01/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

#MotivationMonday "Today is your opportunity to build the tomorrow you want." - Ken Poirot

#EFNEP #TXEFNEP #EFNEPworks #Positivity

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
05/29/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Get creative! Mix what you like by adding all or just one produce element 馃憤

(Infusion takes up to 2 hours)

#EFNEP #TXEFNEP #EFNEPworks #Hydration

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
05/29/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Get creative! Mix what you like by adding all or just one produce element 馃憤

(Infusion takes up to 2 hours)

#EFNEP #TXEFNEP #EFNEPworks #Hydration

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
05/27/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Veggie Fun Fact Wednesday 馃コ We are going to focus on carrots today 馃 Here is a challenge - try to incorporate this veggie in your dinner sometime this week 馃憤

Selection:
Choose well-shaped, smooth, firm, crisp carrots
with deep color and fresh, green tops.
Avoid soft, wilted or split carrots.

Storage:
Refrigerate carrots in plastic bag with tops removed up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Benefits:
Fat free; saturated fat free; low sodium; cholesterol free; excellent source of vitamin A; good source of vitamin C; low calorie.

#EFNEP #TXEFNEP #EFNEPworks #CARROTS

05/26/2020
Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Add more intense activities once you have been moderately active for a while. You can do this by turning a brisk walk into a jog, swimming or biking faster 馃憤

#EFNEP #TXEFNEP #EFNEPworks #PhysicalActivity

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
05/22/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Have you tried making our Berry Fruit Skewers yet? With this warm weather, it's a great time to slice up your fruit and share with the family as an afternoon snack! 馃崒馃崜

Recipe: https://efnep.tamu.edu/recipe/berry-fruit-skewers/

#EFNEP #TXEFNEP #EFNEPworks #TXEFNEPRecipes #BerryFruitSkewers

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
05/21/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Encourage children to eat vegetables and fruits by making it fun 馃槃 Provide healthy ingredients and let kids help with preparation, based on their age and skills 馃憤

Source: https://www.choosemyplate.gov/ten-tips-kid-friendly-veggies-and-fruits

#EFNEP #TXEFNEP #EFNEPworks #ChooseMyPlate

Keep Produce Fresh
05/20/2020
Keep Produce Fresh

Keep Produce Fresh

Your Produce Man, Michael Marks is here to tell you how you can keep your produce fresh during the stay-at-home order!

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
05/19/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Our in-season veggie highlight today is ASPARAGUS!

Selection:
Choose odorless asparagus stalks with dry, tight tips. Avoid limp or wilted stalks.

Storage:
Refrigerate asparagus for up to four days by wrapping ends of stalks in wet paper towel and placing in plastic bag.

Nutrition Benefits:
Fat free; saturated fat free; sodium free; cholesterol free; low calorie; good source of vitamin C; high in folate; good source of vitamin A.

Source- https://fruitsandveggies.org/fruits-and-veggies/asparagus/

#EFNEP #TXEFNEP #EFNEPworks #NIFAimpacts

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
05/18/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Monday Motivation 馃憤

#EFNEP #TXEFNEP #EFNEPworks #NIFAimpacts

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
05/15/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

With a few simple ingredients, our Ramen Noodle Skillet will be a fave at the dinner table!

Recipe: https://efnep.tamu.edu/recipe/ramen-noodle-skillet/

#EFNEP #TXEFNEP #EFNEPworks #NIFAimpacts

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
05/13/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Follow these core four Fight BAC!庐 practices for food safety:

1. Wash hands and surfaces often
2. Don鈥檛 cross-contaminate
3. Cook to the safe internal temperature
4. Refrigerate promptly

For more information, go here https://www.fightbac.org/food-safety-basics/the-core-four-practices/

#EFNEP #TXEFNEP #EFNEPworks #NIFAimpacts #FightBAC #Clean #Separate #Cook #Chill

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
05/12/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Need tips to stay proactive while working from home? We know how difficult the transition may be, but if you try to practice these tips, you'll be on the right track!

#efnep #txefnep #efnepworks #nifaimpacts #socialdistancing

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
05/11/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Part 3 of Nutrients that Support a Healthy Immune System! Today, we're focusing on Vitamin D 馃馃崹

#EFNEP #TXEFNEP #EFNEPworks #NIFAimpacts #VitaminD

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
05/08/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

We are going to make a mango carrot smoothie this afternoon! Check our stories this afternoon! This is also a great way to sneak in those veggies! 馃馃榾
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#efnep #txefnep #smoothies #healthysmoothies #carrots #mango #banana #orange

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
05/07/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Today we are highlighting Vitamin C!

#EFNEP #EFNEPworks #TXefnep #NIFAimpacts

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
05/06/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

馃摚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://efnep.tamu.edu/classoptions/

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馃摚驴Usted o alguien que conoce tiene interes en mejorar la salud de usted y su familia, ahorrar dinero en la tienda y consejos b谩sicos de nutrici贸n?

Ahora, nuestros educadores tienen los recursos para realizar clases de educaci贸n nutricional EFNEP a distancia con la opci贸n de clases que se ense帽an uno a uno o en grupos peque帽os. EFNEP tiene varias opciones disponibles para adultos y para j贸venes.

Para obtener m谩s informaci贸n sobre nuestras opciones y solicitar una visita de clase, vaya a esta p谩gina del web: https://efnep.tamu.edu/classoptions/

#efnep #txefnep #efnepworks #distanceeducation #onlinelearning #nutritioneducation #adultnutritioneducation #youthnutritioneducation

05/05/2020
Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Check out our Facebook stories! We just made our Black Bean and Corn Salsa!
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#efnep #efnepworks #txefnep #cincodemayo #tacotuesday #salsa #blackbeanandcornsalsa

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
04/30/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

While you might not have your everyday foods, choose foods that are part of a healthy plate more often.

#EFNEP #TXEFNEP #EFNEPworks #NIFAimpacts

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
04/29/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Healthy Snack Idea: Fruits are quick and easy 鈥 fresh, frozen, dried, or canned fruits such as applesauce, frozen blueberries, or raisins, can be easy 鈥済rab-and-go鈥 options that need little preparation.

#efnep #txefnep #efnepworks #nutritioneducation #healthyoptions #healthysnacks #snackideas #snackideasforkids

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
04/28/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

驴Usted o alguien que conoce tiene interes en mejorar la salud de usted y su familia, ahorrar dinero en la tienda y consejos b谩sicos de nutrici贸n?

Ahora, nuestros educadores tienen los recursos para realizar clases de educaci贸n nutricional EFNEP a distancia con la opci贸n de clases que se ense帽an uno a uno o en grupos peque帽os. EFNEP tiene varias opciones disponibles para adultos y para j贸venes.

Para obtener m谩s informaci贸n sobre nuestras opciones y solicitar una visita de clase, vaya a esta p谩gina del web: https://efnep.tamu.edu/classoptions/

#efnep #txefnep #efnepworks #distanceeducation #onlinelearning #nutritioneducation #adultnutritioneducation #youthnutritioneducation

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
04/28/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Have you noticed some type of date stamp on your food products? These include best-buy, use-by, sell-by and expiration dates. Many people use the dates on food packages as a gauge for when to throw out food. This is leading to unnecessary food waste (and a loss of 馃挼). Thank you @tamufn for making this graphic to explain food dates! .
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#efnep #txefnep #efnepworks #fooddates

Texas Department of State Health Services
04/24/2020

Texas Department of State Health Services

When running essential errands, take steps to avoid getting infected with coronavirus. Learn all the steps to take for each errand: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/essential-goods-services.html

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
04/21/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Did you know about 40% of all edible food produced in the U.S. goes uneaten?

Rather than overstocking or hoarding food, use these tips to save money while also reducing food waste: https://sm.eatright.org/producefdwaste

#EFNEP #TXEFNEP #EFNEPworks #EatRight #ReduceWaste

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
04/20/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Here are some neat facts and benefits regarding carrots!

VEGGIE SCIENCE 馃
-Carrots are rich in many vitamins and minerals.
-They are best known for being an excellent source of beta-carotene.
-Our body can turn beta-carotene into vitamin A when needed.
-Vitamin is important for bone and skin health, fighting infection, healing, and vision.

VEGGIE FUN FACTS 馃
-Carrots are a type of root vegetable - meaning the edible portion of the plant is grown underground
-Carrots are related to celery, dill, fennel, parsley, and parsnip

#EFNEP #TXEFNEP #EFNEPworks #NIFAimpacts #Carrot

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
04/20/2020

Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Here are some neat facts and benefits regarding carrots!

VEGGIE SCIENCE 馃
-Carrots are rich in many vitamins and minerals.
-They are best known for being an excellent source of beta-carotene.
-Our body can turn beta-carotene into vitamin A when needed.
-Vitamin is important for bone and skin health, fighting infection, healing, and vision.

VEGGIE FUN FACTS 馃
-Carrots are a type of root vegetable - meaning the edible portion of the plant is grown underground
-Carrots are related to celery, dill, fennel, parsley, and parsnip

#EFNEP #TXEFNEP #EFNEPworks #NIFAimpacts #Carrot

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