Family & Community Health

Family and Community Health (FCH) is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, The Texas A&M University System. The Liberty County Extension Service offers practical information for families like nutrition, health and wellness, food safety, family life, consumer education, financial stability, chronic disease education and prevention, safety and injury prevention, housing and emergency management.

                 

Child Care Providers training provides continuing education to regulated child care providers for Liberty County. We offer a wide variety of online child care training courses to support your continuing education and early childhood professional development needs, whether you work with young children in a preschool, Head Start, or other early care and education setting. These trainings are not limited to just child care professionals.  If you are a parent or child caregiver, these educational opportunities will be helpful to you as well.

 

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Get your Texas Food Handlers Certification with an interactive course taught by the FCH agent.

The 2 hour certification course is available for any individual, food service employee, cottage food business owner, student, or food manager who needs to renew or obtain the 2 year Food Handler’s Certification. The course is offered at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office located at 501 Palmer Ave. in Liberty, TX 77575. The 2 hour course is $20. I have allowed 30 additional minutes for registration and evaluation. For additional information and to find out when the next scheduled course is please call the Extension Office (936) 334-3230.

 

Cooking Up a Cottage Food Business
Looking for your own business opportunity? Starting a Cottage Food Business can be easy! During this class participants can learn how to establish a new personal business, tips to maintaining a successful business, the Texas Cottage Food Laws, learn what food items can be produced from home and where those items can be sold and how to avoid potentially hazardous food items. The 1 hour course is $10 and participants may inquire about the class schedule and registration by contacting Alexis Cordova at (936)334-3230.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the amended Texas Cottage Food Law
  • Discuss the foods that can be sold or not sold under Cottage Food Law

Now Available online…  Click Here to Enroll!


 

Canner Gauge Testing Service
Whether you have finished canning winter produce or are gearing up for some summer canning, get your pressure canner lid inspected, which is a service we offer here at our office. Gauges that read high cause under-processing and may result in unsafe food. Low readings cause over processing. Pressure adjustments can be made if the gauge reads up to 2 pounds high or low. Replace gauges that differ by more than 2 pounds or follow your canner manufacturer recommendations. Please feel free to schedule a testing/inspection with Alexis by calling our office.

 


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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service provides Texas
parents Parenting Education with Peace of Mind with a wide variety of research-based information
and resources to assist them in their efforts to raise
healthy children.

 


Families Reading Every Day (FRED) is a family literacy program designed by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to increase parental involvement in children’s early literacy development.  The program is now offered online, so you can remotely sign in, log your reading time and learn tips on how to increase the literacy involvement with your child.

 


Mental Health First Aid Program and Mindful Living Education provides individuals with ways to help focus and fully experience the present moment – all by applying nonjudgmental thoughts, feelings, and emotions.  Through this practice, a greater acceptance of oneself and the current situation may be attained, which may positively impact one’s general well-being.

 


 

 

Better Living for Texans is a statewide nutrition education program for adults and kids who want to learn how to eat well and save money. You can make friends and have fun while you learn about eating healthy foods and saving money!


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Balanced Living Brown Bag Lunch Series is a five-part series: Balance Your Time, Manage Your Stress, Feed Your Body, Move Your Body, and Rest Your Body. Although many things are a part of balanced living, these five factors are the major components addressed in this curriculum because these areas tend to be overlooked when life gets hectic or out of control. The goal of this series is for participants to gain knowledge and skills to live a more balanced life.  Bring your own lunch!  Balanced Living is a program that can be offered at your worksite  with your staff and coworkers!
Next Class Series: TBA
To Sign Up: Call the Extension Office at (936) 334-3230

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