WISE NOTES FOR CONSUMERS

Step Up & Scale Down with program

By Tanya Davis | Published Wednesday, December 26, 2012

As the time draws closer to setting those New Year’s resolutions (or maybe a better term, ‘goals for the year’) remember that Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Wise County is launching Step Up & Scale Down, a new 12-week weight management program to help with your efforts.

The series will kick off Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Extension office, 206 S. State St., in Decatur. Classes will be held noon to 1 p.m. for 12 consecutive Tuesdays. Step Up & Scale Down is a great program to do with a friend or family member.

The program consists of weekly lessons to help participants toward a healthier weight. The 12 sessions include: Scale Down by Setting Goals, Step Up to a Healthy Plate, Scale Down by Label Reading, Step Up to Breakfast and Menu Planning, Scale Down with Moves to Lose, Step Up Your Hydration, Scale Down by Finding your Motivational Mojo, Step Up to Healthy Snacking, Scale Down with a Colorful Plate, Step Up to Successful Socializing, Scale Down by Knowing Your Numbers, and Step Up and Celebrate.

The program is based on USDA 2010 Guidelines. Cost for the program is $25, which includes all materials. Pre-register by calling (940) 627-3341.

Tanya Davis is a County Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences.

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