Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service (AgriLife Extension) is committed to “Improving Lives, Improving Texas” through relevant, research-based education. One of AgriLife Extension’s high-priority issues is helping Texans improve their health. Research shows at least 50% of health status is due to lifestyle factors such as not using tobacco, being physically active, maintaining a normal weight and good nutrition, among many others. AgriLife Extension has numerous programs to help Texans learn and adopt behaviors that can positively impact their health and wellness. The challenge faced by our County Extension Agents is diffusing these programs among the audiences who are in need of such education.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is expanding the reach of its health and nutrition programs through Master Wellness Volunteers. The Master Wellness Volunteer (MWV) program is an engaging 4 day series, designed to provide participants with 40 hours of research-based education, delivered through engaging and interactive workshops. The training topics are: nutrition, dietary guidelines, food safety, heart disease, diabetes, healthy lifestyle choices, adult and child health and much more.
The training will be conducted by the County Extension Agents and health professionals who have access to the latest research based information in the area of health and wellness. In return, volunteers are asked to give 40 hours of volunteer service to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
The volunteer opportunities are diverse-giving presentations for local community groups, assisting with healthy cooking demonstrations, distributing information at health fairs, working with schools and after school programs and data entry. Previous health or wellness training is not required but an interest in living healthfully and helping others do the same is.
If you are interested in enrolling in the Mater Wellness Program please go to https://fortbend.agrilife.org/fch/master-wellness-volunteers/ or contact Victoria Zwahr, Texas A&M AgriLife Ext. at email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 281-342-3034, ext. 7024 for an application. The program series will be offered on June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5 and 12, 2018 at the Fort Bend County Extension Office located at 1402 Band Road, Suite 100, Fort Bend, TX 77474. The last day to enroll in the program is June 1, 2018.