Success Stories

In the fight against obesity, what works and why? See what initiatives are working and use the latest case studies and examples to find success. Have a success story to share? Let us know and we may feature it on Reshaping Texas.

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 >

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

Obesity may have a harsh impact on Texas companies hiring for physically challenging jobs — those in construction, homebuilding, oil exploration and more. Read More >

A School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is a group of parents, school district employees and community stakeholders dedicated to improving the health and well-being of school children.... Read More >

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 >

The Medical City Children’s Hospital’s Kids Teaching Kids program makes preparing healthy snacks a snap for Dallas/Fort Worth schoolchildren. Read More >
Professional USSSA Pride fast pitch softball pitcher Blaire Luna explains how exercise and good nutrition have helped her achieve her goals. Read More >

San Antonio’s civic leaders and medical community are looking for the best ways to change this deeply ingrained “culture of obesity” — to get city residents to eat better and exercise more. Read More >

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 >