Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education!
Better Living for Texans (BLT) is a statewide nutrition education program that serves 217 of the 254 counties in the state of Texas. Since 1994, BLT has served the state’s residents through teaching nutrition-related concepts focusing on:
- Comparing Prices
- Healthy Menu Choices
- Preparing Healthy Meals
The goal of the Better Living for Texans program and the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP (formerly the Food Stamp Nutrition Education program) is to provide educational programs that increase the likelihood that SNAP recipients will make healthy food choices consistent with the most recent dietary advice as reflected in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans Importance of Physical Fitness.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
The primary BLT audience is comprised of SNAP recipients and SNAP program eligibles. In addition, families participating in the Head Start program, Women Infants and Children (WIC), individuals receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), SSI recipients, Individuals receiving food from food pantries or soup kitchens, and others qualify. To see if you qualify, please contact Stacy Teston, County Extension Agent, Family Consumer Sciences, Bandera County Office- Texas AgriLife Extension Service at 830-796-7755.