The City of Houston Health Department was awarded a 2nd Place National Recognition Award for childhood obesity prevention at the 2018 U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM). Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner accepted the $25,000 award at the conference ceremony on January 25, 2018 in Washington D.C. The Houston Health Department will be able to expand the […]
In honor of National Farmers’ Market Week, Go Healthy Houston is highlighting the farmers that make Get Moving Houston Farmers’ Market such a great success. We’d like to introduce you to Mr. Jim Hanka, who has been providing locally, grown produce to Houston communities since the early days of the market’s inception.
The US obesity rate for adults has climbed to 37.7%, up from 32.2% 10 years ago, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And after nearly a decade of women and men having similar rates, women now have higher rates (38.3% vs 34.3%), said lead author Cynthia […]
Time Most lunches brought from home don’t meet the nutritional guidelines set by the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), finds a new study. Over the last few years, school lunches have undergone a makeover in hopes of curbing adolescent obesity and helping kids get healthier. Schools now provide more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat milk. […]