Healthy Texas combines the expertise of the Texas A&M University Health Science Center with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s educational network in communities to provide families with knowledge and resources to take control of their health.
Healthy South Texas, the pilot program of Healthy Texas, is a novel effort to reduce the highest impact diseases and their consequences throughout a 27- county area. Our multi-disciplinary team engages people of all ages in educational programs and activities geared to improved overall health outcomes related to reducing or delaying the effects of chronic disease.
Through effective nutrition, health and wellness, and physical activity programming, participants learn strategies for taking control of their own health to reduce the burden of costly preventable diseases.
Elaine Fries, Ph.D.
Chronic Disease Management / Nutrition & Physical Activity
These programs provide education as well as practical strategies and tips for incorporating healthy behaviors into daily life with hands-on activities and events:
Schools can have a positive impact on childhood obesity by creating a culture of health providing opportunities for school gardens, nutrition activities, and physical activity which also relate to their educational goals:
Healthy South Texas trains and mobilizes volunteers to make a difference in their communities through involvement in planning strategies and sharing information on healthy behaviors with local residents: