Better Living for Texans (BLT)

 

What is Better Living for Texans?

The Better Living for Texans program (BLT) is a nutrition education program available for adults and children who are SNAP recipients and SNAP eligible in 208 of the 254 Texas Counties.  Since 1994, BLT has provided research-based nutrition education programs that help people make healthy meals, improve their physical fitness, grow their own foods, save money at the Grocery store, and adopt better food safety habits.

Better Living for Texans is an educational program that works with  a variety of limited source audiences: The primary BLT audience is comprised of SNAP recipients and SNAP program eligible.  In addition, families participating in the Head Start program, Women Infants and Children (WIC),  Individuals receiving  Temporary Assistance for Needy Families  (TANF), SSI recipients, Individuals  receiving food from food pantries or soup kitchens, and others qualify.

Vision: Help Texans Better their lives

Mission: Through the application  of science-based knowledge, we create high quality, relevant continuing education that encourages lasting and effective change.

Capabilities: We provide  programs, tools and resources, local and statewide-that teach people how to improve agriculture and food production, advance health practice, protect  the environment, strengthen our communities and enrich youth.

BLT classes and materials are offered at NO cost to participants and BLT will come to you or assist you with finding a location.

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