Families

Reshaping Texas gives families the latest news, information and resources on wellness, fitness, and healthy decision-making at home and beyond. In this section you’ll learn how to get started exercising, how to encourage good eating choices at school, and how to prevent childhood obesity.

 

It Takes a Village to Fight Childhood Obesity

Obesity is a global epidemic affecting adults, and sadly, an increasing percentage of children. And yet, the problem is preventable, especially if a community bands together to help create change for the better... Read More >

Salty Advice

Americans are accustomed to hearing the risks of consuming too much salt — particularly from processed foods – resulting in higher obesity risks and/or developing cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure or having heart attacks and strokes... Read More >

Parents Often Think Obese Children are at a Healthy Weight

Obesity has more than doubled among children and tripled among adolescents in the U.S. over the past 30 years, and studies show parents often believe their obese youngsters are at a healthy, normal weight... Read More >

Parents Influence Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is not a cosmetic issue or something children naturally outgrow. Obese children tend to become obese adults — and experience the many medical issues associated with obesity... Read More >

Fizzy Sugary Drinks Fizzle Anti-Obesity Efforts

When the hot Texas sun starts to sizzle, chances are good you’ll seek the sweet fizzy comfort of a soda to slake your thirst. Sugary sodas are often identified as one of the main contributors to the obesity epidemic... Read More >

Healthy Living at Any Age

You’re never too old to start a physical fitness program! Even if you’re a senior who’s had an inactive lifestyle, research suggests that even small improvements can go a long way. Exercises can be modified to accommodate physical challenges, so age is not an excuse... Read More >

Game On! Play On!

Fifteen-time Senior Olympic gold medalist Sid Jenson and his wife Katherine are living proof that getting older doesn't have to be synonymous with taking it easy... Read More >

New Programs Offer Support for Obese Minorities and Families

Obesity rates have soared over the past four decades. More than 23 million kids and teenagers – nearly a third – are overweight or obese, and a disproportionate number of these are black and Latino youth... Read More >

An Interview with Basketball Senior Olympian Sid Jenson

Fifteen-time Senior Olympic gold medalist Sid Jenson and his wife Katherine are living proof that getting older doesn't have to be synonymous with taking it easy... Read More >

Get the Kids to Love Exercise

Have the kids put down the game controller and the snack doodles, and get off the couch for some healthy activities... Read More >

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