Family & Community Health

District 12 CEA PhotosLilian Mezquida, M.S.
County Extension Agent- Family & Community Health

Coordinates the Master Clothing Volunteers program.  Oversees a wide array of programs that offer practical information for families raising children, eating well, managing life’s challenges and staying healthy. Programs include: Strengthening Families-Parenting, Youth Development  character education, leadership, Communication Skills; Health Diabetes Management, Cancer Awareness,  Nutrition Education,  and Emergency Preparedness

Upcoming Programs & Events

TCDD – LISTENS
The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) and
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service invite you to participate
in a series of Community Conversations in South Texas

Flyer – Community Conversations South Texas
Flyer – Conversaciones Comunitarias Sur de Texas

Click below to register –
TCDD Listens – Registration

For more information, contact Rosa Guel (956) 968-5581 or
email Rosa.Guel@ag.tamu.edu

 

Parenting Connections – Online

Parenting Classes are now available online in Spanish & English

Please click here for more information –
June 2020 – Parenting Classes (English Flyer)
Junio 2020 – Conexiones para Padres (Foyeto en Espanol)

 

 

Cooking Well with Friends is now available online!
4-session hands-on course
Teaches how to safely and effectively plan, freeze, and cook healthy meals
from the comfort of your own home.

Click Below to register –
Cooking Well With Friends – Registration Information

 

 

Cooking Well Exploring Cultures is now available online!
4-session hands-on course
Provides education on nutrition and food safety
via interest in cultural cuisine.

 

Click Below to register –
Cooking Well Exploring Cultures – Registration Information

 


Click below to watch some of our educational videos!


Healthy South Texas in Cameron CountyClick on the picture above to find out more information on
Healthy South Texas Programs provided!


ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS: 

  • PARENTING
  • ANGER MANAGEMENT
  • PROMOTING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
  • MASTER VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
  • SEWING CLASS
  • SI YO PUEDO CONTROLAR MI DIABETES
  • FOOD HANDLERS
  • ALCOHOL AWARENESS

Dinner Tonight – Celebrando a Mama       

Asthma Class

Diabetes Class

‘On the Road to Healthy Living’ Mobile Cooking School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Breast Cancer Awareness

 


Prevention & Alcohol Awareness

When Sean Speaks Presentation (Sean Carter Story)
At 22, Sean Carter was a college junior out drinking with friends. Sean made a choice that night which changed his life.
When he was ready to call it a night, he simply got a ride with a friend.
Unfortunately, his friend had been drinking too.
Just five minutes from the safety of Sean’s apartment, the driver lost control of his truck and slammed into a tree –
on the passenger side where Sean was sitting.
Sean’s brain injury left him unharmed mentally but physically no longer able to talk or walk.

Since the crash, Sean and Jenny (mother) have embraced their new mission in life
to tell everyone about choices, consequences, and preventable dangers of drinking and driving.
Sean uses his injury and experience as an example to others. When Sean Speaks, Inc: http://whenseanspeaks.com/

March 4, 2019 – La Feria High School participating in the When Sean Speaks Alcohol Awareness Presentation (below)

April 27, 2017- San Benito High School participating in the When Sean Speaks Alcohol Awareness Presentation (below)

April 26, 2017- Riverside Middle School and Veterans Memorial Academy participating in the When Sean Speaks Alcohol Awareness Presentation (below)

April 25, 2017- Berta Cabaza Middle School and Miller Jordan Middle School participating in the When Sean Speaks Alcohol Awareness Presentation (below)

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Essentials Cook Book

Our Essentials Cookbook is Finally here!

The Essentials Cookbook is full of over 100+ recipes for healthy living!
This cookbook features 9 categories to help you create healthy meals in any situation – Starters, Salads, 5 Ingredient or Less, One Pot/One Pan Meals, Side Vegetables, Kid Friendly, Slow Cooker, Grilling, and Desserts. Our recipes include all of the nutritional information per serving and none of our recipes contain more than 13% daily value for saturated fat, or over 600 mg of sodium per serving. We also included some helpful information that you are often searching for while cooking such as minimum internal cooking temperatures, storage time charts for the fridge and freezer, and measurement conversions! This cookbook is your one stop for healthy cooking for your family!
If you are interested in ordering one, please contact our office at 956-361-8236 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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