Rotary Club briefed on Better Living for Texans Program

The Brady Rotary Club met Tuesday, Dec. 4 at noon at the Heart of Texas Depot Restaurant. Program chairman Connie Locklear introduced Jane Holubec, McCulloch County Extension Agent, as our guest speaker who informed us of the Better Living for Texans (BLT) Program. Initiated in 1998 as a cooperative endeavor of Texas Cooperative Extension, Texas Department of Health and Human Services and the Southwest Regional Office of the Food and Nutrition Services of USDA, this marks the ninth year for McCulloch County to implement the program. BLT provides education in the areas of nutrition, food safety, food security and food resource management to food stamp recipients, applicants and other low-income families approved by Foods and Nutrition Services. In 2007, 2,873 individuals participated in the McCulloch County Better Living for Texans Program. Thirty-three adults completed the Nutrition Class Series'”Eat Better to Live Better and Get the Facts.” BLT has enabled the Mc-Culloch Family Consumer Science program to employ a full-time nutrition program assistant to aid in conducting the program. The $2 bill was won by Steve DeFiore for knowing that 140 degrees is best for cooking ham. The next Rotary meeting will be held Monday evening at Susan Horton’s home, beginning at 7 p.m. There will be no noon meeting on Tuesday.

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