Category Archives: Family & Consumer Sciences

Central Texas Child Care Conference – Sept. 9, 2017

Save the Date! Central Texas Child Care Conference September 9, 2017 U, Up & Away! For info coming soon. For more info contact Jessica Shawver, County Extension Agent in Comanche County at 325-356-2539.

Food Handler Classes – August 2017

The “Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER)” was recently revised and updated. A major change in the revision now requires all food employees to complete an accredited food handlers training program within 60 days of employment, effective September 16, 2016. In order to help restaurants provide training to their employees, our local agency (accredited by the TDSHS) will be offering this 2-hour course required for all food service employees to help promote the service of safe food.  Employees will be able to attend here in Erath County. The certificate is good… Read More →

Certified Food Manager Class – April 20, 2017

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be offering a Certified Food Manager Test on Thursday, April 20 from 8:00a.m.-6:00p.m. in Granbury at the Hood County Library 222 N. Travis Street in Granbury, TX  76048. Cost of class and test is $115. How can this course help you?  Refresh your knowledge of food safety and sanitation if you are already certified  Understand major causes of foodborne illness and how to prevent them  Boost employee morale by increasing their professionalism.  Improve relationships with health officials. … Read More →

2017 Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for: REAL FOOD REAL PEOPLE REAL QUICK PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS AT: TexasHealth.org/Stephenville or via phone at: 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355) AgriLife Extension, Erath, Comanche, Eastland, Hamilton, Hood, Parker & Stephens Counties presents: REAL FOOD REAL PEOPLE REAL QUICK WHEN: March 21, 2017 at 5:45 – 8 PM at WHERE: Cowboy Church of Erath County 4945 US 67 Stephenville, TX 76401 COST: $25 Gift Bags for each attendee containing Dinner Tonight cookbook, goodies from The Home Place, Texas Beef Council and more Great doorprizes from The Home Place!… Read More →

Central Texas Child Care Conference – September 10, 2016

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Zika Virus Update

July 7, 2016 AgriLife Extension offers tips for avoiding Zika Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Sonja Swiger, 254-968-4144, slswiger@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Mike Merchant, 972-952-9204, m-merchant@tamu.edu STEPHENVILLE – The mosquito-transmitted Zika virus is a potential threat to the health of unborn babies in Texas and other states, and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has stepped up efforts to educate the public on ways to protect themselves from this new menace, said agency entomologists. “While people enjoy outdoor activities and travel this summer, it’s important to remember that our first… Read More →

Food Handlers Classes – Summer 2016

The “Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER)” was recently revised and updated. A major change in the revision now requires all food employees to complete an accredited food handlers training program within 60 days of employment, effective September 16, 2016. In order to help restaurants provide training to their employees, our local agency (accredited by the TDSHS) will be offering this 2-hour course required for all food service employees to help promote the service of safe food.  Employees will be able to attend here in Erath County.  The certificate is good… Read More →

Gift Bag and Door Prizes for Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School Stephenville 2016

Belle Dowell with The Home Place at Ace has gone all-out again this year with an amazing gift bag, and fabulous door prizes for our Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School in Stephenville this year. EVERY attendee will receive a gift bag worth over $40!!!      Gift bags include: A cute reusable grocery bag Set of 20 Rubbermaid storage containers Vintage-look Farmer’s Market coaster Samples of various sweeteners $5 off coupon from The Home Place Reusable grocery bag, measuring spoons, and Cooking Tips booklet from TX Beef Council My TexasLife… Read More →

2016 Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS AT: TexasHealth.org/Stephenville or via phone at: 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355) Cooking Demos by: – Becky Wilson & Chef Darlene: “Adding Wild Game to Your Menu” – Chef Curren Dodd Owner/Chef at “Let’s Eat” in Bluff Dale Gift Bags for each attendee – cookbook + recipe cards – goodies from The Home Place Same great doorprizes! NEW this year: 15+ Food Vendors – lots of taste samples – healthy handouts – items available for purchase   Becky Wilson’s Bio: Becky Wilson, Co-Owner, Office Manager of… Read More →

Do Well Be Well – February 2016

  A FREE program for people in Erath County with type 2 diabetes. Topics you’ll learn about: What is diabetes? Nutrition: First step to diabetes management Dietary treatment of diabetes, Proper serving sizes, Eating out Managing your blood glucose (sugar) Diabetes & exercise Foot Care Nutrition labels Health check-ups Preventing problems Diabetes medicines In the Do Well, Be Well  classes, you will: Get the facts from diabetes professionals Make new friends who have similar concerns as you Ask the questions you want answered Learn in a supportive caring… Read More →