Educational Resources

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service provides resources for Texans.

The Food and Nutrition Unit provides in-person and online programs, tools, and resources that are evidence-based, easy to understand, and available to the public wherever they are.

Resources available include: Online Courses, Food and Nutrition Infographics, and Social Media.

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Extension Online

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service provides an extensive catalog of online courses, with new courses being added every month. The Food and Nutrition Unit provides many courses for professionals seeking to fulfill  state-mandated requirements, as well as for the general public interested in learning more about a variety of topics. Course enrollment is free of charge.

Available courses include:

  • An Introduction to Family Nutrition #1-6: (Overview; Baby’s First Year; Toddlers, Preschoolers & Children; Tweens and Teens; Adults; Aging Boomers and the Elderly)
  • Belly Fat
  • Build Your Bones: Osteoporosis – Prevention and Treatment
  • Celiac Disease and the Gluten-Free Lifestyle
  • Cooking up a Cottage Food Business
  • DASHing Your Way to Improved Health
  • Food Safety in the Classroom
  • Mini Talks about Mini Folks: Frequently Asked Questions on Child Nutrition
  • Nutrition Essentials #1-6: (Overview; Carbohydrates; Protein; Fat; Vitamins; Water, alcohol & other beverages)
  • Old Wives’ Tales: Myths about Feeding Children
  • The What, Why, and How of a Mediterranean-Style Eating Pattern
  • … and many more!

Access these courses and more at Extension Online.

We also provide the Online Food Handlers Certification course. The course:

  • is about 2 hours in length,
  • costs $15.00 per person online, – discounted Group Rates are available
  • is accredited by Texas Department of State Health Services, and
  • allows you to print a Food Handlers card upon successful completion of the course.

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Our food and nutrition infographics (informational graphics) provide a new, fresh, and visual way to learn about current nutrition topics. Check back regularly for new infographics.





We also provide dozens of Home Food Safety publicationsExamples include:

  • Food Safety for Food Vendors
  • Food Safety for Tailgates, Parties, and Picnics
  • Guide to Picking Produce
  • Rules and Regulations for Farmers Markets in Texas
  • Safe Handling of Produce
  • Selling Back Yard Eggs in Texas
  • Selling Honey in Texas

To view and download these publications and more, visit the Food Protection Management (FPM) Program’s website.

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In any given month over 800,000 Texans searched health, nutrition, diet, or food on the internet. However, there is a critical need for evidence-based nutrition information. We provide solutions to these searches by providing evidence-based nutrition information on our different social media channels. Subscribe and like for regular updates from our subject matter specialists.

  Food and Nutrition Unit – YouTube

Subscribe to get short, evidence-based videos about food and nutrition topics relevant to you. Our videos are easy to understand and are a fresh, visual way to learn about current nutrition topics. Most videos are accompanied by an infographic.

  Food and Nutrition Unit – Facebook

Like our page to be the first to know about the release of new videos and infographics. We also post about when fruits and vegetables are in season in Texas, and other useful food and nutrition information.

 Better Living for Texans – Facebook

Like our page to learn more about how we help Texans stretch their food dollars, prepare more nutritious meals, practice food safety, and increase their amount of physical activity.

  Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) – Facebook

Like our page for information and to stay up to date with what we are doing to help limited resource families acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed-behaviors necessary for nutritionally sound diets.

  Food Protection Management (FPM) Program – Facebook

Like our page to learn more about food safety news, tips and tricks, and recalls of foods in Texas. We also update our page regularly with course information, cost, dates and locations of our Certified Food Manager courses.

 Food Protection Management (FPM) Program – Twitter

Follow our profile for the latest updates about food safety recalls in Texas, food safety tips for all types of holidays and occasions, and more.

  LIFE 101 (Learning Information From Extension) – Facebook

Like our page to learn about which classes we are holding at Texas A&M University to help college students transition into adulthood. We also update our page regularly with health tips for college students, as well as provide evidence-based answers to questions asked during our Ask-a-Thon’s.

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The members of Texas A&M AgriLife will provide equal opportunities in programs and activities, education, and employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Last updated: Feb. 28, 2018

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