AgriLife Extension to hold wellness workshops in Austin on March 30, April 6

Programs focused on healthy eating, healthy weight for adults

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752,

Contact: Sonia Coyle, 512-854-9600,

AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Travis County will present two “Putting Spring Back into Your Health” wellness workshops focused on promoting healthy eating and weight in adults.

AgriLife Extension will present programs on maintaining healthy weight. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)

The workshops are free and will be held from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Willie Mae Kirk Branch of the Austin Public Library, 3101 Oak Springs Drive in Austin. Participants can participate in one or both workshops.

“The objective of these workshops is to provide participants with information and direction on how they can find better health through best practices and scientific research,” said Sonia Coyle, AgriLife Extension agent for family and community health, Travis County.

The first workshop, Fad Diets and Healthy Eating Patterns, will be on March 30. The second workshop, Your Calorie Needs and Balanced Meal Planning, will be on April 6.

Coyle said the instructor for both workshops will be Bridgette Wilson, an International Sports Science Association certified specialist in fitness nutrition, certified community health worker with the Texas Department of State Health Services and volunteer with AgriLife Extension’s Master Wellness Volunteer program in Travis County

Bridgette has lived what she will be presenting at these workshops,” Coyle said. “She has reduced her weight and improved her health by applying these practices for the last 11 years, and is living proof they really work.”

Attendees should wear comfortable clothing for the physical activity portion of the workshop.

Coyle said while the workshops are free, space is limited so attendees should RSVP as soon as possible to Angela Reyes at the AgriLife Extension office at 512-854-9600 or


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