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Teachers, school administrators and parents all have a special stake in preventing obesity in the classroom and on the playground. Reshaping Texas helps educators stay current with resources to help them better understand why kids are at special risk of obesity and related health issues and how to integrate health education at school.

 

TLA Applauds Comptroller’s Stance in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

The Texas Library Association presented Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Susan Combs with the Libraries Change Communities Award on April 11, 2014, given in recognition of the Comptroller’s partnership with TLA ( http://www.reshapingtexas.org/content/combs-partners-tla ) in the fight against childhood obesity. Read More >

Combs Presents Texas’ Obesity Prevention Efforts

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs highlighted obesity prevention efforts in Texas at the eighth annual School Health and Wellness Institute, in Anchorage, Alaska on Oct. 31. The event’s theme highlighted the link between student nutrition and academic achievement... Read More >

Energy Balance: 101, Free Curriculum

Together Counts, in partnership with the Healthy Weight Committment Foundation, offers free lessons for students in grades K through 5. Energy Balance: 101 teaches children the importance of balancing calories consumed and calories expended... Read More >

Healthy Lubbock Fights Obesity

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is doing its part to ensure Lubbock citizens lead healthier, more active lives... Read More >

East Austin Students Make a Health Promise

Children at East Austin College Prep have promised to incorporate healthy habits into their lives, thanks to a 2011 Carol M. White Physical Education Grant from the U.S. Department of Education... Read More >

Study: Estimated Energy Expenditures for School-Based Policies and Active Living

A study from Active Living Research published in the February 2013 American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that adding daily physical education to the school day could provide 23 minutes of physical activity—more than one-third of the 60 minutes of physical activity per day recommended by The ... Read More >

TDA Site Shows Texas Public School Nutrition Policies

This Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) website provides information on Texas Public School Nutrition Policies. Read More >

Bringing Salad Bars to the School Lunch Mix

Within months of each other, in 2010 several programs were launched to bring salad bars to schools... Read More >

H-E-B Creating Healthy Campuses

An initiative by Texas-based H-E-B rewards school campuses that encourage Texas children, parents and school staff members to make healthy choices. Read More >

Texas Parent Teacher Association Promotes Partnerships for Healthy Children

Information on the Texas Parent Teacher Association's Healthy Lifestyles Fit Kids collaborative, an effort to foster partnerships in support of healthy lifestyles for children. Read More >

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