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January 18, 2014

Extension Service offers ‘Step Up, Scale Down’ program

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will be launching Step Up and Scale Down, a 12-week weight management program to help with efforts to lose weight.

There will be three difference classes offered:

• Class 1 – Mondays beginning Feb. 3 at 12:15 p.m. in Weatherford at the Parker County Extension Office, located at 604 N. Main St.

• Class 2 – Mondays beginning Feb. 3 at 5:15 p.m. in Weatherford at the Parker County Extension Office.

• Class 3 – Thursdays beginning Feb. 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Springtown Senior Citizens Center located at 1070 N. Main St. in Springtown.

Step Up and Scale Down is a great program to do with a friend or family member. The program consists of weigh-in and 30-minute weekly lessons to help participants make steps toward a healthier weight.

The 12 lessons will 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 Hydrations, 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 classes will also include a weekly weight check-in, a weekly challenge to help you stay the course, healthy recipes and incentives.

The program is based on USDA 2010 guidelines. Cost for the program is $15, which includes handouts. Pre-register by calling 817-598-6168 or mailing a check for FCS Parker County and send along with name, address and telephone number to: Parker County Extension Office, 604 N. Main St., Ste. 200, Weatherford, TX 76086.

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