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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15 Tips for a Picky Eater By Johanna Hicks
Apr23

15 Tips for a Picky Eater By Johanna Hicks

Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family & Consumer Sciences Agent, 1200-B W. Houston, P.O.Box 518, Sulphur springs, TX 75483; phone: 903-885-3443;fax: 903-439-4909; [email protected] Picky eaters can be challenging, but there are many tips to help children consume the nutrients they need. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension provides the following suggestions: Offer a nibble tray: Use an ice cube tray or muffin tin...

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Johanna Hicks: Car Seat Check-up A Huge Success!
Apr08

Johanna Hicks: Car Seat Check-up A Huge Success!

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 Local parents and guardians showed up in full force for the car seat check-up held recently in Sulphur Springs. It is heartwarming to know that parents care enough to take the time to ensure that their little ones are...

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Johanna Hicks: 4-H Members Excel; Extension, TxDOT Partnering For Child Safety Seat Check-up Event
Mar30

Johanna Hicks: 4-H Members Excel; Extension, TxDOT Partnering For Child Safety Seat Check-up Event

By Johanna Hicks, B.S., M.Ed, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family & Consumer Sciences Agent HOPKINS COUNTY 4-H MEMBERS EXCEL 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] Spring is a busy month for Hopkins County 4-H members. Thanks to all the leaders, parents, and grandparents...

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Upcoming Agrilife Extension Events
Mar27

Upcoming Agrilife Extension Events

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Department of Transportation are sponsoring a Car Seat Checkup event on Wednesday, April 3, on the Lowe’s Parking Lot in Sulphur Springs, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Technicians will be on hand to check for proper installation, size, and condition of the child’s car seat.  A new child safety seat will be provided at no charge if there are problems with the current seat. ...

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