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
- Hay Field Day and Seminar Slated for June 1, 2023 in Hungerford, Texas April 25, 2023
- ‘Pecan Listening Session’ Wharton Extension Office – April 5th April 3, 2023
- PVAMU Beekeeping 101 Program April 13 March 13, 2023
- Healthy Communities Gardening Program March 8, 2023