Resources

Go Healthy Houston provides publications, tool kits, online tools, and other resources to help make the easy choice the healthy choice. Our resources are grouped by the following topics: Go Healthy Houston Mayor’s Report, Healthy Eating, and Active Living.

To download the provided materials select the drop down menu of the topic of your choice. Simply click onto the icon of the material needed, this will prompt the material to be opened upon a separate window. Download and print as necessary.

Go Healthy Houston - Mayor's Report

Go Healthy Houston is an initiative designed to reduce obesity and increase healthy eating and exercise. Originally launched by former Mayor Annise Parker and picked up and supported by current Mayor Sylvester Turner the Go Healthy Houston Mayors Report provides a review of Go Healthy Houston through the years.

Healthy Eating

All Houstonians deserve the opportunity to make healthy choices at work. Providing healthy options in the workplace is one small way employers can encourage healthy behaviors. Healthy vending strategies are an emerging approach to healthy food procurement and are recommended by leading health institutions such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Active Living

 

ACTIVE LIVING PLAN

Go Healthy Houston presents the Active Living Plan, a plan rooted in a “Health in All Policies” approach which recognizes that policy decisions and environmental changes made within multiple sectors impact public health. “Health in All Policies” therefore requires collaboration and support from many city and county departments including Planning, Public Works, METRO, Parks, and Health along with an array of community partner organizations in health care, education, media, business, sports, land use/community design, and nonprofit sectors. Though separate and autonomous, the Houston Active Living Plan complements and builds upon strategies within Plan Houston that focus on nurturing safe and healthy neighborhoods and connecting people and places.

 

 

GO WALK HOUSTON

It’s time for Houston to move and increase the levels of physical activity and fitness! Walking is one of the most common forms of physical activity across the country, and it’s an excellent way for everyone of all ages to get out and be active. The Go Healthy Houston Taskforce is stepping it up and responding to the U.S. Surgeon General’s Call to Action to promote walking and walkable communities by motivating communities and partners to Go Walk Houston. So let’s move Houston! Let’s show each other how we walk and stay active!

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSTON BIKE RACKS

The Houston Bike Racks (HBR) Program started as a pilot in January 2017 in Near Northside, Houston. With its growing momentum and supportive partnership support, the Houston Bike Rack Program officially launched citywide in April 2017 and operated until the Fall of 2019. The Houston Bike Rack (HBR) Program demonstrated the ability to increase the availability of bike parking in key community destinations to encourage biking and physical activity in routine short distance trips.

 

 

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