Step Up & Scale Down! Starts Feb. 3rd

Step Up & Scale Down!

Step Up & Scale Down!

This is the time of year when everyone seems to be saying to themselves, “maybe I should try to start exercising or dieting.” Just in time for your New Year’s

resolution of a healthy lifestyle, the local Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office is launching Step Up & Scale Down, a new 12-week weight management

program to help the public in their efforts.

The series will kick off February 3 at the Judge Scott Bailey Center. Classes will be held in a hybrid format, with 3 in-person classes (February 3, March 17,

and April 28), with online modules to be completed at your own convenience for the weeks in between. “Step Up & Scale Down is a great program to do

with a friend or family member. It’s always easier to reach your goals when you have additional support,” Andrea Degelia, Eastland county Extension agent said.

The program consists of weekly lessons to help participants move toward a healthier weight and includes a weekly weight check-in, weekly challenge to

“stay the course,” Dinner Tonight! healthy recipes and tips, exercise resources, and a weight-loss planner. The 12 sessions 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 Hydration;

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 Step Up & Scale Down program is based on the USDA 2010 Guidelines, which are intended to help Americans choose a healthful eating plan. “Step Up & Scale

Down is a researched-based program that has proven success in weight management and building healthy lifestyle habits,” Andrea Degelia said.

Cost for the 12-week program is $40, which includes all course materials. A refund of $10 will be issued to any participants who complete ALL 12 weeks of the programs.

Participants who complete at least 10 of the 12 weeks will be entered for a door prize drawing, held at the last session on April 28.

Pre-registration is available until 01/30 at the following link: , or by calling 979-845-2604. You may also register in person

at the first class on February 3, but please call ahead at 254-629-2222 if you plan on doing so, to ensure we have materials available for your on that date.

If you have any other questions regarding the program, please don’t hesitate to call Andrea at the Eastland County Extension office at 254-629-2222, or email

her at We look forward to working with you, and helping you make 2017 your year!