Family & Community Health


 Andrea Valdez, M.P.H.

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

Program Information:


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NEW!! For a complete flyer of all programs available :  FCH Flyer June 2020



Mobile Cooking School recipes:

Pineapple Pudding


Healthy South Texas Information Click Here!




Food Handlers Class: Available Upon Request

**Suspended due to COVID-19 regulations**

Please visit for the online course

Food Safety logo

Food Handler Flyer

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


Outreach Programs:

Click here for Community Outreach 4-H Programs

Click here for FCS Outreach Programs



Video Archive:

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

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