Family & Community Health


 Andrea Valdez, MPH

County Extension Agent-Family & Community Health
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, and Mobile Cooking School.  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 :  FCH Program Flyer

Program Information:

Healthy South Texas Information Click Here!




Click here for Dinner Tonight! healthy recipes and videos!


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Food Handlers Course Flyer



Food Handlers Class: Available Upon Request

Please call 956-383-1026 to register or if you would like a Food Handler’s Class onsite (must be more than 10 participants)




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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