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Hodges appointed Bell Outreach Officer for Family and Health Initiatives | Region

BELTON – Bell County welcomes a new county extension officer for family and community health.

Last week, the Bell County Court of Commissioners and the Bell County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service welcomed Beverly Hodges as the county’s newest Family and Community Health Extension Officer.

Hodges will assume his new role on May 2.

Most recently, she served in Bell County as a Better Living for Texans (BLT) extension worker before moving into her new position.

Hodges is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a Registered Dietitian in the State of Texas.

She has worked throughout the Central Texas acute healthcare community. She received her master’s degree, with distinction, in health administration from Texas A&M University and her bachelor of science in dietetics, summa cum laude, from Southeastern Louisiana University. She serves as a mentor for the Texas A&M Dietetic Internship Program, providing community and management rotations.

In his previous roles, Hodges was responsible for developing and implementing programs in the areas of weight management, chronic disease management, nutrition, food safety and leadership.

Hodges is excited to begin this new role, saying she welcomes the opportunity to partner with the health care community to serve the needs of county constituents.

Additionally, she looks forward to working with the strong 4-H programs established throughout Bell County as well as the Bell County Youth Fair volunteers and exhibitors.

“While we have a strong base in our county, we also have the opportunity to grow and expand our programs through networking and recruiting,” Hodges said.