Savor the Flavor

by: Johanna Hicks


                “Savor the Flavor” is the theme for this year’s National Nutrition Month.  “According to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans we should enjoy a healthy eating pattern and choose foods and beverages with limited amounts of added sugars, sodium and saturated fats,” said Dr. Sharon Robinson a Registered Dietitian with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Healthy food choices can still have great flavor!  Try these ideas to “savor the flavor”:

                With Hopkins County’s interest in improving health, I wanted to share some nutrition and physical activity tips.  These are all excellent ways to start on the road to a healthier you!





                The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offers many educational programs which help consumers adopt healthy habits that promote health and reduce the risk for chronic disease. Programs include:  Dinner Tonight, Better Living for Texans,  Walk Across Texas, and Do Well Be Well with Diabetes among others.   Teaser – add May 20, 9:00 to 12:00 noon,  to your calendar.  The mutli-county team of Family & Consumer Sciences Agents from Hopkins, Rains, and Wood Counties, along with a guest chef and other guest presenters, will be conducting “Cooking Through the Seasons,” with cooking demonstrations, exhibition of kitchen gadgets and knife skills, and much more.  Watch for details, but save the date!


Closing Thought

“You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves” – Abraham Lincoln


Johanna Hicks

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Family & Consumer Sciences

1200-B W. Houston

P.O.Box 518

Sulphur springs, TX 75483

903-885-3443 – phone

903-439-4909 – Fax