Family & Consumer Sciences


 Andrea Valdez, BS, MPH

County Extension Agent-Family & Consumer Sciences
Hidalgo County Coordinator

                       AV 2015       Ms. Valdez has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in biology from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas and a Master’s of Public Health degree from Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health.  Her programs include Food Handlers certifications, Walk Across Texas and Friend to Friend. Ms. Valdez supervises the Better Living for Texans program (with 2 program assistants) which provide nutritional classes to adults and youth, and the Texas Extension Education Association Hidalgo County. Ms. Valdez assists in the 4-H Food Show, 4-H Fashion Show, and other 4-H contests. Ms. Valdez serves as the County Coordinator and  is responsible for the relationship between AgriLife Extension and Hidalgo County government. She also coordinates the activities of the Leadership Advisory Board, provides training for Administrative Assistants, and provides interpretation of Hidalgo County Extension programs to stakeholders.

Contact Andrea Valdez at 956-383-1026 or

NEW!! For a complete flyer of all programs available :FCS Complete Program Flyer

Program Information:

Healthy South Texas Information Click Here!




Click here for Dinner Tonight! healthy recipes and videos!

September HidalgGO FIT Newsletter featuring Walk Across Texas & Dinner Tonight!


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Food Handlers and Food Protection Management

Food Handlers Class: July 21, 2016 at 6 pm at the Extension Office.

Please call 956-383-1026 to register or if you would like a Food Handler’s Class



 Walk Across Texas

September HidalgGO FIT Newsletter featuring Walk Across Texas & Dinner Tonight!



Friend to Friend

Here is the video on our latest Friend to Friend program in Hidalgo County! Thank you Hidalgo County Precinct 4 and the San Carlos Community Resource Center for hosting this great event!





Better Living for Texans-Hidalgo County


Watch Andrea make healthy snacks on the City of Edinburg’s TV Channel!

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