Healthy Eating

and Active Living

Healthy Eating and Active Living

  • A 12 oz. can of soda has about 40 grams of sugar. That’s equal to 10 sugar packets.
  • If you replaced one 12 oz. can of soda (150 calories) each day with a glass of water, in a year would shave off: 54,750 calories and 14,600 grams of sugar
  • Eating the daily-recommended amount of fresh fruits and vegetables can help prevent cancer and cardiovascular diseases like high blood pressure, stroke, and heart attack. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • A batter-fried chicken breast (3.5 oz. serving) has about 260 calories. A grilled chicken breast (3.5 oz. serving) has only 148. (USDA Food Composition Database)

Quick Health Tips

Facts about Fat

Studies suggest that replacing saturated fats (e.g., butter) with plant-based sources of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats may help lower blood cholesterol. Sources of polyunsaturated fats include corn and soybeans, and many nuts and seeds and their oils. Monounsaturated fat sources include canola, olive and peanut oils, and avocado.

Local Farmer’s Market – Lubbock, TX

Sunburst Farms Market
East 88th and MLK Blvd
Lubbock, TX 79404
Tuesday-Saturday 9:00am to 5:30pm
Cynthia Thiel (806) 445-0212 or
(806) 745-6971

Apple County Orchards
12206 East Hwy 62
Lubbock, TX 79329
Open year round
Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm
Cal Brints (806) 781-1752

Southwest Farmers Market
90th Street
Brownfield Highway
8 am to 5 pm
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

Downtown Farmers Market
19th and Buddy Holly Avenue in Depot District
Lubbock, TX
9 am to 3 pm
Second Saturday of every month

From The Garden
Sells to clients separately.
Send out weekly deliveries
of fresh produce upon request.
Ellen Harp (806) 794-1054

West End Farmers Market
West End Center
2910 W. Loop 289
Lubbock, Texas 79407
Every Saturday in the Summer Months

Tree Grace Farms
2204 Alcove Lubbock, TX
Pullen Produce: open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
10am-6pm
Sherry Pullen (806) 928-3318

Fresh from the Garden
Open daily from 10am- sellout
Open July 14 2012- Sept
Jimmy Harden (806) 745-9261

South Plains Food Bank GRUB Farm
CSA program: open year round
7:30am-12:30pm
7:00am-3:00pm school year
9:00am-12:00pm students are there
Debbie (806) 535-4563

Local Farmer’s Market – Plainview, TX

Plainview Farmers Market
1001 N Interstate 27 (Parking lot of Tractor Supply)
Plainview, TX 79072
July 1- Sept 30
Wednesday & Saturday 7:30-12:00
Glenda (806) 684-2439