Category Archives: Family and Consumer Sciences

Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes Classes!

Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes is a five-class series covering basic nutrition and self-care management topics. The program helps people with diabetes learn the skills needed to manage their disease successfully. Classes will be held from 9 to 11am at Parkview Regional Hospital in the Tommy Flatt Community Education Room every Friday beginning February 19th for 5 weeks. 2016 Dates: February 19th February 26th March 4th March 11th March 18th Contact Gabrielle Washington CEA-FCS for more information and to pre-registar. Phone: (254) 729-5314 email:    … Read More →

Limestone Living Newsletter

The Limestone Living Newsletter is published monthly and covers various topics including: Health and Wellness Gardening Healthy Recipes Aging Safety And much more! For a free copy of the FCS Newsletter, Limestone Living, stop by the extension office or email Gabrielle Washington at  

Certified Food Manager Re-test

Join us on March 17th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Limestone County Courthouse, room G-13, for a re-test on the Certified Food Managers exam ( ServSafe ).  Call the office for a brochure or download it: 2014-03-17-CFM-Re-Test-Only-Brochure-2013-ServSafe

Professional Food Manager class

A professional food protection management class will be held on February 17th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in room G-13 of the County Courthouse, 200 W. State Street, Groesbeck. The food safety course will equip you with the latest in food safety principles and practices and will help prepare you for the ServSafe Certified Food Manager Examination.  The cost of this course is $115 which includes the course, ServSafe certification examination, coursebook, and all course materials. Registration materials are available at the Limestone County Extension office, on… Read More →

Step Up and Scale Down – Groesbeck location!

Due to the popularity of Step Up and Scale Down, we have added a second class series.  This time we will be meeting in Groesbeck at the Limestone Medical Center, in the boardroom. Classes meet on Thursdays, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, beginning on February 13th.  Class will continue for 12 weeks. The program consists of weekly lessons to help participants move toward a healthier weight and includes a weekly weight check-in.  “Step Up & Scale Down is a researched-based program that has proven success in weight management… Read More →

Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes Classes

Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes is a 5-week series of classes for people with type 2 diabetes. Classes are scheduled for Tuesdays from 9:00 to 11:00 am Classes begin February 11 through March 11, 2014. Classes will be held in the Tommy Flatt Community Education Room at Parkview Regional Hospital, located at 600 S. Bonham Street in Mexia. Bring along a spouse or caregiver, as well! Call the Extension office, 729-5314, for more information or to pre-register. Free classes for High-Risk individuals. High-risk is defined as: Healthy,… Read More →

Do Your New Year’s Resolutions include weight management?

Are you making a New Year’s resolution to lose weight or live a healthier lifestyle?  Join us and “Step Up and Scale Down” where we’ll learn healthy choices and get support for weight management in a fun environment! Class Information: Classes are on Tuesday evenings, beginning on January 14, 2014 Registration and Weigh-in begins at 5:30 pm, class ends by 6:30 pm Location: Parkview Regional Hospital, Tommy Flatt Community Education Room, 600 South Bonham St., Mexia, Texas Flyer with recipe:  Limestone County SUSD Flyer Color   2014 January… Read More →

Holiday Food Safety

As we gear up for Thanksgiving and Christmas and family dinners, it’s time to think about managing your meals safely.  Two great resources have come across my desk: A food safety video that demonstrates good food safety practices  –    and the Spanish version And, below, safe temps for turkey and the hotline number:  

FREE Limestone County Senior Celebration!

Celebrating Limestone County’s Senior Citizens is the order of the day on December 6th, 2013.  This “Senior Celebration” will take place from 2:00 – 5:00 pm at the Mexia Senior Center, 111 North Sherman Street, Mexia, and will feature local entertainment, refreshments, games, activities, and health checks.  A free gift will be given out to the first 100 guests! Sponsoring the event is the Family and Consumer Sciences Committee of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Limestone County.  Door prizes, which are donated by local merchants, will be presented… Read More →

FREE Healthy Holidays & Gifts Class

Trying to stay healthy during the holiday season can be a challenge.  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Limestone County is offering a class to meet this challenge!  “Healthy Holidays & Gifts” will feature cooking demonstrations of healthy holiday recipes and the chance to taste each dish.  The two hour class also will cover cutting salt and fat and adding fiber to recipes; and coping with holiday stress.  We will make a few healthy holiday gifts to take home, as well. Class is Thursday, November 21, at 6… Read More →