Texas A&M AgriLife researchers receive cancer prevention research award

Chapkin, three others receive award to investigate colorectal cancer prevention COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Robert Chapkin, distinguished professor, Regents Professor and Texas A&M AgriLife Senior Faculty Fellow in the department of nutrition and food science, and three other Texas A&M researchers have received a research award for prevention and early detection of cancer. The award […]

Bexar County residents ‘get cooking’ at Dinner Tonight! event

SAN ANTONIO — More than 100 people attended the Dinner Tonight! Healthy Cooking School held recently at the YMCA’s Y Living Center in southwest San Antonio. The school was part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s statewide effort to promote at-home family dining through providing easy, healthful and economical meals. It was provided free […]

Study examines role of vegetable food pairings in school plate waste

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Julie Larson Bricher, 503-409-9421, julie.bricher@gmail.com COLLEGE STATION – A study led by a team of Texas A&M University System researchers found school meals paired with popular vegetables are less likely to wind up in garbage bins. A team led by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Institute for Obesity Research […]

AgriLife Extension website features new aquaculture-related videos

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Todd Sink, 979-862-1558, Todd.Sink@tamu.edu   COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Aquaculture Fisheries and Pond Management website unveiled last January has added four new video releases to their growing “school” of free pond management resources, said the site’s creator. Dr. Todd Sink, AgriLife […]

Children eschew the fat if dads aren’t lenient

COLLEGE STATION – This Father’s Day, dad’s choice of where to eat could literally tip the scales on his children’s health. A father’s use of restaurants and his perceptions of family meals carry more weight, so to speak, than mothers’, according to a Texas AgriLife Research study, published recently in The Journal of Nutrition Education […]

Vegetable Extravaganza gives kids taste of better eating, fitness

SAN ANTONIO — Eat your vegetables! This phrase has been spoken to schoolchildren by generations of parents and teachers, usually with mixed results. However, Booker T. Washington Elementary school in the San Antonio Independent School District has been partnering with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service to develop fun and interesting ways to get kids to […]

USDA fattens obesity battle with $5 million grant to Texas partners

COLLEGE STATION – The use of family-focused gardening in the fight against childhood obesity may become a growing trend with a near $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to a Texas higher education partnership. The project, “Texas Grow! Eat! Go!,”  will involve horticulturists, nutritionists, physical activity experts and public health leaders from […]

Free nutrition classes offered for Bexar County childcare center personnel

SAN ANTONIO — The Texas AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Department of Agriculture will be co-sponsoring several free nutrition classes in San Antonio through the rest of the year, according to class coordinators. The classes are to provide support and training to individuals at childcare centers participating in the Child and Adult Care Feeding Program […]

'DEAP' in the heart of Texas

SAN ANTONIO – According to the Texas Department of State Health services, more than 7 percent of current Bexar County residents have been diagnosed with diabetes. To help address this problem, the Diabetes Education Awareness Prevention program, or Project DEAP, an initiative of the Prairie View A&M Cooperative Extension Program’s health project, has been implemented […]

AgriLife Extension to host upcoming San Antonio-area child, adult-care nutrition classes

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas AgriLife Extension Service office in northwest San Antonio will be the site for free nutrition classes in February and March offered for professionals participating in the Child and Adult Care Feeding Program. “Nutrition classes have been scheduled for the San Antonio area, which provide support and training to child-care centers […]