MAKING A DIFFERENCE NEWSLETTER - Issue 3, Volume 17 (Apr 2017) Issue 3, Volume 17 (Sept 2017) - Page 9

MASTER WELLNESS VOLUNTEERS

Family and Consumer Sciences Agents Leticia Hardy-Fort Bend County, Dr. Sonja Davis-Harris County and Jymann Davis-Galveston County partnered together to conduct a tri-county Master Wellness Volunteer training series during June & July. Pictured with the agents are the ten Master Wellness Volunteer graduates.

As part of the program, participants completed 40 hours of training on nutrition, dietary guidelines, food safety, heart disease, diabetes, physical fitness, adult and children’s health and stress management. The trainings were conducted both face to face and online. At the completion of the training, all program participants passed their exam and over the next twelve months will volunteer 40 hours in their communities, worksite, church or civic organizations by sharing the information learned through the program.

All participants indicated that they enjoyed attending the sessions, found the information presented to be beneficial, and learned from one another. They are looking forward to volunteering and helping individuals and families to live healthier.

TRI-COUNTY MASTER WELLNESS TRAINING SERIES

HELPING TEXANS BETTER THEIR LIVES

Master Wellness Volunteers extend Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service's outreach and education related to health, nutrition, food safety and family wellbeing in the communities where they live and work. In 2016, Master Wellness Volunteers provided 5,962 hours of service reaching 36,036 Texans.

FAMILY & COMMUNITY HEALTH