Family & Community Health

Solutions for Health & Wellness

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Family and Community Health (FCH) unit helps Texans better their lives through science-based educational programs designed to improve the overall health and wellness of individuals, families, and communities.

Physical Activity Programs

Walk Across Texas!
Walk Across Texas! is a FREE, 8 week program designed to help Texans establish the habit of regular physical activity. Since 1996, thousands of Texans have participated in Walk Across Texas! To learn more go to

Balancing Food & Play
The curriculum, Balancing Food & Play, is based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) state standards. It was designed to improve knowledge and behaviors related to the following four educational constructs:

snacking on fruits and vegetables,
drinking milk with meals and water with snacks,
encouraging 60 minutes of physical activity each day, and
limiting screen time to two hours or less per day.

Want to know more about balancing food and play, go to: Balancing Food and Play


Dinner Tonight

The Dinner Tonight program was developed to provide busy families with quick, healthy, cost effective recipes that taste great. Not only does the Dinner Tonight program provide recipes, it also gives you weekly video demonstrations on cooking tips and techniques, nutrition topics, menu planning basics and information on healthy living. To learn more go to

Better Living for Texans

Better Living for Texans is a statewide nutrition education program for adults and kids who want to learn how to eat well and save money. You can make friends and have fun while you learn about eating healthy foods and saving money! To be a part of the Better Living for Texans program, email, call or drop by your local county Extension Office. Visit for more information

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