As summer ends and the school year begins, our schedules get crazy and eating healthy is not on our list of “to-do’s”. It is tempting to forgo healthy eating with quick and convenient fast food. Creating meal plans is a wonderful way to avoid meal time decision anxiety, keep on top of your healthy eating goals, and save money.
While July is filled with many opportunities for fun in the sun, it is important to remember to drink more water while enjoying Houston’s great outdoors. This month, we are placing a special focus on staying hydrated!
by Viany Montes, BHWP, CHES ®) It’s that time of the year again, the time for setting New Year’s resolutions and deciding how you want your year to be! There is one problem though – New Year’s resolutions never seem to stick – whether you want to save money or get in shape, people have […]
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. […]