Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Cooks Up Classes
Aug16

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Cooks Up Classes

Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health, 1200-B West Houston Street, P.O.Box 518, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483 903-885-3443; phone 903-439-4909; Fax [email protected] By Johanna Hicks, B.S., M.Ed., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family & Community Health Agent Hopkins County residents enjoy good food. However, many recipes we see on Facebook and other internet sites are not necessarily the...

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Upcoming Opportunities You Don’t want to Miss
Aug06

Upcoming Opportunities You Don’t want to Miss

Johanna Hicks Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family & Consumer Sciences 1200-B W. Houston P.O.Box 518 Sulphur springs, TX 75483 903-885-3443 – phone 903-439-4909 – Fax [email protected] By Johanna Hicks, B.S., M.Ed., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent Texas A&M AgriLife Extension provides numerous workshops, educational series, camps, one-shot programs, multi-county programs,...

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Johanna Hicks: Keep Your Baby Rear-Facing As Long As Possible
Jul09

Johanna Hicks: Keep Your Baby Rear-Facing As Long As Possible

Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family & Consumer Sciences, 1200-B West Houston Street, P.O.Box 518 Sulphur Springs, TX 75483; 903-885-3443 – phone; 903-439-4909 – Fax; [email protected], email. By Johanna Hicks Although it is not yet the law in Texas to keep children rear-facing until at least age two, it is best practice to follow the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to keep children...

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Top 10 Anti-inflammatory Foods
Jun28

Top 10 Anti-inflammatory Foods

Johanna Hicks Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family & Consumer Sciences, 1200-B W. Houston, P.O.Box 518 Sulphur springs, TX 75483 903-885-3443 – phone 903-439-4909 – Fax [email protected] By Johanna Hicks A lot of information comes across my desk every day.  Nutrition is constantly evolving, making it difficult to keep up with what’s good for you and what isn’t! As Family and Community Health Extension Agents across...

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Crazy Days of Summer
Jun20

Crazy Days of Summer

Johanna Hicks Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, 1200-B West Houston St., P.O.Box 518 Sulphur springs, TX 75483; 903-885-3443 – phone;903-439-4909 – fax; [email protected] By Johanna Hicks, B.S., M.Ed. Summertime around our office is busy – not so much from phone calls and foot traffic, but from camps, 4-H events, conferences and youth leadership events. We are over half-way finished with the 2019...

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Johanna Hicks: Taking Aim at Snacking Myths
Jun12

Johanna Hicks: Taking Aim at Snacking Myths

By Johanna Hicks, B.S., M.Ed, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family & Consumer Sciences Agent TAKING AIM AT SNACKING MYTHS Johanna Hicks, B.S., M.Ed. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family & Community Health Agent Hopkins County P.O. Box 518 1200-B W. Houston Sulphur Springs, TX 75483 903-885-3443 [email protected]  Who snacks? Just about everyone! A nutritious snack can give you an energy boost when you need it. A...

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Taking Aim at Snacking Myths
Jun11

Taking Aim at Snacking Myths

Johanna Hicks Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family & Consumer Sciences 1200-B W. Houston P.O.Box 518 Sulphur springs, TX 75483 903-885-3443 – phone 903-439-4909 – Fax [email protected] By JOHANNA HICKS B.S., M.Ed., Family & Community Health Agent Who snacks?  Just about everyone!  A nutritious snack can give you an energy boost when you need it.  A planned snack can prevent overeating and actually can be healthy when...

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Get a Taste for Reducing Food Waste
May30

Get a Taste for Reducing Food Waste

Have you ever wondered how much food is wasted? A simple definition of food waste is edible food that is lost, discarded, or uneaten. Research suggests that as much as 40% of the edible food produced in this country goes to waste. That is enough to fill the Rose Bowl – every day! On a household level, USDA estimates that as much as 20 pounds of food per person per month is wasted. Across the United States, the foods wasted most often...

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National Fruit & Vegetable Month Approaches
May15

National Fruit & Vegetable Month Approaches

National Fruit & Vegetable Month Approaches                The month of June is knocking at the door as the final week of April brings a little rain, a little sun, and some warm weather.  While June is best known for its scorching temperatures and the beginning of summer, did you know that June is also National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month?  Fruits...

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Johanna Hicks: High Blood Pressure: Do You Know Your Numbers?, Twogether in Texas Marriage Education Workshop
May08

Johanna Hicks: High Blood Pressure: Do You Know Your Numbers?, Twogether in Texas Marriage Education Workshop

By Johanna Hicks, B.S., M.Ed, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family & Consumer Sciences Agent HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: DO YOU KNOW YOUR NUMBERS? Johanna Hicks Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family & Consumer Sciences 1200-B W. Houston P.O.Box 518 Sulphur springs, TX 75483 903-885-3443 – phone 903-439-4909 – Fax [email protected]  The “Be Well, Live Well: Healthy Aging” series is well underway, and we’re having a great time...

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