Texas A&M Encourages Texans to Make Healthy Choices with New Cookbook

In *All, Nutrition & Health, Youth, Family, & Communities by Ag is America

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service’s Dinner Tonight program provides families with recipes, demonstration videos, and tips to encourage healthy eating and home cooking for Texas families. As part of their latest statewide public outreach initiative on chronic disease prevention, Dinner Tonight has created a cookbook featuring more than 100 healthy recipes. The book is titled Essentials and includes starters, recipes using five ingredients or less, salads, recipes requiring only one pot and one pan, simple side vegetables, slow cooker meals, grilling ideas, and more.

The cookbook is a part of their “Healthy Texas” campaign, which “promotes preventative health at the hyper-local community level,” said Paula Butler, AgriLife Extension regional program leader. “It’s the university researcher, the clinician, and the AgriLife Extension agent working together toward better health for all Texans.”

The cookbook is a product of 20 Agrilife Extension family and community health agents and specialists. Healthy Texas has already been launched in 37 counties across the state, but they’re hoping to spread these messages throughout every county with the cookbook.

“The cookbook encompasses everything Dinner Tonight is about: healthy meals that are quick and easy to create that your family is sure to love,” said Butler. “And hey, it’s a great holiday gift.”

Click here to purchase the cookbook and read more about Dinner Tonight’s new initiatives to improve nutrition and health across the state.

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