The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Master Wellness Volunteer training program, now in its eighth year, is an engaging series of daylong classes that provides volunteers with 40 hours of training in health and nutrition education. In return, the volunteers agree to give back 40 hours of service to the community.
Training will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., February 3 and 17 and March 3, with two days of study at home. A certification exam on the final day of training assures that each volunteer has the tools and knowledge needed to represent the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
The training focuses on nutrition and dietary guidelines, food safety and healthy lifestyle choices and children’s health. Each participant receives a binder with copies of all presentations and other support materials. The reasons Texans become Master Wellness Volunteers are as varied as the opportunities to volunteer.
Cost is $80 by Jan. 23, including lunch and all training materials. For more information, call 972-548-4233 or metro 972-424-1460, ext. 4233, or visit HealthyLiving.tamu.edu and choose Master Wellness Volunteers.