Extension Program Specialist II, Child Health and Wellness
College Station, Texas 77843-2251
Alice Kirk, M.P.H., joined the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Family Development and Resource Management (FDRM) unit in September 2005. Alice, a former 4-H’er, began her professional career with Texas Extension in 1998 as a Better Living for Texans (BLT) Assistant in Brazos County where she did outstanding work with the Puente de Salud/Bridge to Health program. Prior to joining FDRM, Alice served five years in the Food and Nutrition unit as the state program coordinator for the Better Living for Texans (BLT), Food Stamp Nutrition Education program.
Alice’s educational background includes a B.S. degree in Health from Texas A&M University and a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree, with a concentration in Social and Behavioral Health, from the School of Rural Public Health, Texas A&M System.
As the Child Health and Wellness Specialist, Alice focuses much of her effort in the areas of childhood overweight and increasing physical activity among children and their families. During 2006, she collaborated with a colleague from the Department of Food and Nutrition to develop a 3rd grade Nutrition and Physical Activity curriculum titled, Balance Your Day with Food and Play. It is being pilot tested in schools in 28 Texas counties during 2007.
Alice also serves as one of the primary contacts for the Walk Across Texas program. She has a strong community education background and is collaborating with other specialists, agents, schools, and state agencies to support the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s strategic plan to address childhood overweight and increase physical activity among youth. Alice serves on the Texas Action for Healthy Kids Alliance (TAHKA) state steering committee and on the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Diversity Catalyst Team.
Alice is a member of the Society for Nutrition Education (SNE); American Public Health Association (APHA); and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).
Last updated: March 26, 2015