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A healthy work force is crucial to maintaining Texas’ economic vitality and growth. The fight to curb obesity has important implications for all Texans, from their wallets to their personal health. The magnitude of the challenge requires an equally bold response.

The 82nd Texas Legislature tasked the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts to build this web portal — a comprehensive, statewide collection of resources and information to help Texans address the economic effects of obesity. In addition, our agency was charged with using fitness data collected by the Texas Education Agency to create GIS maps showing where in Texas students are most at risk for obesity. These maps will help identify the state’s obesity hot spots — areas most in need of targeted intervention.

Our goal is to make this site as comprehensive and robust as possible. We encourage you to visit often, and to use and share this data and information. You can submit additional obesity-related resources quickly and easily.

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