Healthy Cooking Practices

Our resources help Texans learn healthy recipes and incorporate more nutritious foods into their diets. Whether you are looking for healthy dinner ideas or looking to identify a healthier ingredient to substitute, we have a statewide team of professionals ready to help you and your family find realistic solutions.

Related Departments: Food Science & Technology, Nutrition

 

 

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Dinner Tonight

The Dinner Tonight program aims to provide healthy recipes for Texans and increase self-efficacy in meal planning, healthy cooking techniques, and food safety.

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Healthy Cooking Practices

Publications

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Created by teachers, this multifaceted garden, nutrition, and physical activities curriculum is evidence-based and academically rich.

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Set of five children’s books featured in the Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! curriculum.

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This classroom set (25 copies) of the 10 Garden Kitchen Recipes highlight the 12 nutrient dense vegetables featured in the Learn, Grow, Eat & GO! curricula.

Programs

We offer numerous free and affordable programs on agriculture and natural resources, family and community health, economic health and youth development. We also offer many volunteer opportunities. Browse the list below.
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The Texas 4-H Family & Community Health Program provides a variety of resources and opportunities to learn about nutrition, interior design, consumer education and more.

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Balancing Food & Play (grades 3rd-5th) was developed to address children’s health issues by developing lifelong healthy behaviors through nutrition, physical activity, and family engagement.

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Health Talk Express looks to raise awareness about chronic disease reduction. These programs challenge the audience to practice a health-promoting behavior to lower disease risk.

Courses

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Cooking Well Exploring Cultures is a four-lesson series that aims to educate participants on nutrition, food safety, and healthy cooking techniques via an interest in cultural cuisine. The program includes recipes from India, the Philippines, the interior of Mexico, and Poland.

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Cooking Well with Friends is a four-lesson workshop that provides you with the knowledge and skills required to safely and effectively plan, prepare, freeze and cook healthy meals. This course is aimed at reaching active families to make mealtime easier by preparing healthy meals to freeze and keep on hand!

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Understanding the factors that increase nutrition risk is important to those who work with older populations. After completion of this module, volunteers will have a better understanding of the DETERMINE Nutrition Risk Assessment.

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