Harlandale ISD parents graduate from nutrition program

Harlandale ISD parents graduate from nutrition program
Posted on 11/09/2018

A group of Harlandale ISD parents graduated in cap and gown from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program on Nov. 6.

The program taught parents about healthy serving sizes, food labels and food budgets. At the end of each class, the instructor also incorporated a fitness exercise and prepared a healthy recipe with the help of the parents.

“Our goal is to teach parents to make healthier choices when they cook and create a food budget,” HISD Parent and Adult Education Coordinator Ruth Zambrano said. “Everybody thinks that being on a healthy diet is expensive, but it’s not. If we can teach that to our parents, then we can also impact our students to make healthier choices.”

The parents and grandparents met twice a week for four weeks to complete a total of eight sessions. They proudly accepted their certificate of completion and thanked their instructor.

“Some of these parents have already made healthier lifestyle changes,” Zambrano added. “They cut soda, someone’s diabetes has improved and another might not need any more blood pressure medication. We just want parents to make healthy life choices to better themselves, so we’re so proud of them.”

Zambrano added that another program will be available in January every Friday at College Café and encourages all parents to attend.

Congrats, grads!

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