Our engaging, individualized and science-backed programs support individuals and families in not just adding years to their lives, but life into their years.
Our diabetes education program empowers those who have been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes with knowledge and confidence to take control of their health and lower their chances for developing complications.
Diabetes Education and Support is a free yearlong program for those with type 2 diabetes that is recognized by the American Diabetes Association as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education. It includes initial lab work, a live and interactive eight-hour class, quarterly follow-ups and multiple opportunities for continued education and support.
To support healthy eating habits, we offer multiple nutrition education activities that enable participants to make smarter food choices for their families.
- Dinner Tonight offers live, interactive cooking demonstrations and online resources focused on nutrition, kitchen safety, best cooking practices and food safety.
- Step Up Scale Down is a research-based program designed to help participants achieve and maintain a healthy weight in 12 weeks. The USDA Dietary Guidelines inform the program, which focuses on forming habits to promote health and reduce risk for chronic disease. Step Up Scale Down is available online or through face-to-face lessons with local county agents.
- Cooking Well with Diabetes provides hands-on instruction on meal planning and food preparation, specifically for prevention or management of diabetes or hypertension. Both programs include a series of educational events designed for people with diabetes or hypertension, or anyone who prepares food for them. Possible participants are those who have completed other community health and wellness programs or received referrals from a health care provider.
- Learn, Grow, Eat & Go!
To help combat the health consequences of low physical activity, we support people of all ages in establishing the habit of regular exercise.
Walk Across Texas brings together teams and individuals who challenge themselves to complete the 830 miles—the distance from El Paso to Texarkana—in just two months.