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.


Iranian Immigrant Inspires Runners Around the World

Parvaneh Moayedi, born in Zanjan, Iran, and owner of the San Antonio race management company called “I Ran Marathons,” inspires people around the world with her athletic stamina and mental toughness. At one time, Parvaneh was 50 pounds overweight after the birth of her two daughters... Read More >

Brian Gannon: From Couch Potato to Boston Marathoner

On his 30th birthday, Brian Gannon started an exercise program that would transform his life. He didn’t like what he saw in the mirror that morning in 2007. At 5’10’ and 200 pounds, Brian was overweight with an ever-expanding waistline... Read More >

Austin Health & Fitness cooperative Helps Overweight and Obese Get Healthier

In September 2011, Paul Carrozza, owner of RunTex running stores, launched a comprehensive program to help Austinites who wanted to lose 100 or more pounds. He called it ATX 100 and later added ATX 50 and ATX 20 programs for those with less lofty goals... Read More >

Making the Pitch for Nutrition and Exercise

Professional USSSA Pride fast pitch softball pitcher Blaire Luna explains how exercise and good nutrition have helped her achieve her goals. Read More >

Make Pumpkin Turkey Waffles for Breakfast

Pumpkin Turkey Waffles * makes about 8 round waffles, but you should double or triple to have extra and freeze! Ingredients • 1/4 cup light brown sugar • 3 Tbsp. cornstarch • ¾ cup all-purpose flour AND ½ cup whole wheat flour • 1 1/2 tsp... Read More >

“Live a More Colorful Life” Campaign Promotes Healthy Eating

In Tarrant County, federal grant money is helping to improve the diet and health of area residents... Read More >

Quick Tip: Turn Oranges into Jack-o-lanterns

Leah Smith, owner of Kids Kitchen and a registered dietitian and nutritionist shows us how you to add a little spooky and healthy fun to school lunches and snacks. You'll need: Mandarin Oranges Black Permanent Marker Imagination Read More >

Healthy Halloween Snack: Monster Guacamole Cups

Leah Smith, registered dietitian and nutritionist, regularly works in educating parents of infants and preschoolers about the importance of nutrition in even the youngest of children. Through her healthy recipes she has good nutrition awareness in various communities in Central Texas... Read More >

Healthy Snack Idea: Chocolate Drizzled Fruit Cups

Leah Smith, registered dietitian and nutritionist, offers Reshaping Texas a healthier alternative to cupcakes and great afternoon snack. Chocolate Drizzled Fruit Cups *Makes 6-8 muffin sized fruit cups... Read More >

Davis Mountains Camp Offers Athletes a Cool Break

Since 1980, a camp in the Davis Mountains has offered Texans an annual opportunity to get active in one of the state’s most beautiful areas... Read More >