The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in McLennan County will launch the 12-week Step Up and Scale Down health and weight management series starting Jan. 24.
Courses will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on consecutive Tuesdays at the AgriLife Extension office in McLennan County at 4224 Cobbs Drive.
Cost is $25 and includes all course materials. To register, call 254-757-5180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“This program consists of weekly lessons to help participants move toward a healthier weight,” said Colleen Foleen, AgriLife Extension family and community health agent, McLennan County.
The Step Up and Scale Down program is based on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s guidelines, which are intended to help Americans choose a healthful eating plan, she said.
The course will guide participants toward weight management goals through nutrition tips, exercise and a weight-loss planner. The research-based program has proven success in weight management and building healthy lifestyle habits. The group setting allows participants to support and encourage each other.
Step Up and Scale Down
Over the course of the program, participants will learn the key components of the Step Up and Scale Down program, which include:
- A weekly “stay the course” challenge.
- Weekly weight check-in.
- Dinner Tonight! healthy recipes and tips.
- Exercise resources.
- A weight-loss planner.