Better Living for Texans (BLT) is a nutrition education program for adults and children that are SNAP participants and SNAP eligible. The BLT program helps people make healthy meals, improve their physical fitness, save money at the grocery store, grow their own foods, and adopt better food safety habits.
Creating opportunities, changing lives
We provide research and evidence-based nutrition, health and wellness knowledge to empower individuals, families, and communities to make positive changes for healthier lives
Statistics show that 1 out of every 6 Texans struggle with food insecurity and hunger and eat less than the daily recommended allowance of fruits and vegetables. In addition, Texas children and adults are less physically active than recommended.
What does BLT do?
BLT helps families make better choices with their limited resources. To do so, we provide research-based nutrition programs that are cost-free and close to home.
BLT programs will help participants:
- Increase fruit and vegetable consumption
- Make healthy menu choices
- Save money at the grocery store
- Learn about MyPlate
- Increase physical activity in adults and children
We provide ongoing information and education to BLT program participants with newsletters that are distributed via our county extension offices and in our reports & updates section. The newsletters and Facebook page allow us to provide nutrition-related tips and topics for healthier lives from nutrition-related trivia to healthy recipes!