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FREE Walk and Talk 8-week Nutrition and Fitness Program


This is the time of year when everyone seems to be saying to themselves, “maybe I should try to start exercising or eating better.” Just in time to help you work towards your New Year’s resolution of a healthy lifestyle, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is launching Walk and Talk, an 8-week program that encourages exercise and healthy eating.
The program consists of weekly nutrition tips on how to eat more fruits and vegetables to help participants move toward a healthier weight and includes a weekly weight check-in, weekly challenge to “stay the course,” healthy recipes and tips, exercise resources, and a weight-loss planner. Weekly door prizes and incentives will be given to class participants.
The series will kick off at 5:15 p.m.  February 28, 2017 at the Old Elementary School Gym on Nacogdoches Street in Center, Texas with a nutrition tip followed by a fitness component. A variety of fitness options will be offered.  Walk and Talk is a great FREE program to do with a friend or family member. It’s always easier to reach your goals when you have additional support.  
The Extension office is partnering with Zumba Fitness Instructors Denetra Slaughter and Celia Augilar and Tri-County Jennifer Gillespie to provide weekly fitness (Zumba and walking) classes.  
All course materials will be provided by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Shelby County office.  In conjunction, participants will be eligible to participate in the annual Lighten Up East Texas.  Participants in this free contest will be eligible to win grand prizes such $5,000 cash and other great prizes.
Pre-registration is available from February 21 thru February 27, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Extension office located at 200 San Augustine Street in Center, Texas.  For more information, visit or contact our office at (936) 598-7744.
If you have any questions about this program, please contact Jheri-Lynn McSwain, County Extension Agent – Family & Consumer Sciences or Feleshia Thompson Better Living for Texans, Extension Assistant at (936) 598-7744 or or or follow us on Facebook Shelby County Extension Service FCS.

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