Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. Obese youth are more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure. A healthy diet is the foundation for overall health and well-being. Making informed food choices, in addition to being physically active, can help people attain and maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic disease, and promote health. This program provides technical and educational information to limited resource families and individuals to help them understand the importance of nutrition and diet. Additionally, it heightens awareness of the relationship between high calorie food consumption and lack of exercise to health status.
Wharton County 4-H
- Texas Corn Producers to Host Farm Bill Education Meeting Oct 18 October 8, 2019
- Cotton, Grain Risk Management Workshop Oct 17 September 27, 2019
- Wharton County Extension Quarterly Report Jun-Aug 2019 September 24, 2019
- Ag/Timber Numbers Must Be Renewed Every Four Years September 18, 2019