Help for changing lifestyle habits

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Navigating through the plethora of “healthy” habits can be confusing, so the student advocacy center offers a class to guide students through the chaos.  

Correction: Sinkin Eco Centro donated the food participants received in the “Healthy Bites, Healthy Moves” class.

By Katelyn Earhart

In a world of 10 million diets, smoothies and so called “healthy eating” choices, how do we really know what our bodies need?


“Healthy Bites, Healthy Moves” is a new, free class open to anyone, from 2-3:30 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday during September in the student advocacy center. 

The advocacy center started this class as a resource to help break down the information about healthy choices.

There are eight classes, covering a range of topics from balanced eating to saving money on groceries. 

The teacher, Evelyn Green of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, has been teaching the class for six years.

She said these courses are changing people’s lives and creating habits of eating healthier and being more physically active in an easy way.

“Something you can do right at home,” she said.

At the end of each class, participants receive built-in incentives, such as work out bands to cutting boards and many things in between. At the end of the second class, participants received measuring cups.

This class takes generic information about health and helps participants try a new kind of healthy treat and received a recipe for Ramen Noodle Skillet, using a staple of every college student’s diet.

This class helps participants look realistically at their busy lives and helps them make reasonable goals to move toward living a healthier life.

For more information about this class, email Robyn Stassen at


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