The Partnership for a Healthy Texas is proud to announce the release of the ‘State of Obesity in Texas Report,’ which paints a picture of the obesity crisis in Texas to serve as background to our Legislative Priorities for the 87th Session.
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Work with leading research institutions, state agencies, and a wide range of non-profit organizations to identify policies and best practices that will yield the greatest impact on obesity in Texas.

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Collaborate with advocacy groups to set specific legislative priorities, and do the legwork to get legislators and the public informed and in support.

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After policies make their way into law, the Partnership ensures they are enacted as intended and monitored and evaluated for efficacy.
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SNAP recipients shouldn’t have to choose between owning a car and having enough to eat. Tell the #TXLege to support HB 2641 and SB 1914 which will update the vehicle asset test in #SNAP

Great Speaker @DadePhelan #HealthyFamiliesHealthyTexas priority bill by @GFColeman up tomorrow!

#HB4139 works to reduce health disparities of all Texans. Urban? Rural? Age? Race? All the above.

Here is evidence that pediatric obesity rates have increased during the #COVID19 pandemic. And disparities have worsened. https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/147/5/e2021050123 #Childhoodobesity @TXPeds

Learn more about the state of child obesity in Texas with our one-pager! 17.3% of Texas youth ages 10-17 have obesity. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3a9DQVY

Don’t forget about physical activity this National Public Health Week! Check out our report regarding the physical inactivity crisis in Texas and potential solutions using Texas SPAN data. Swipe to see a summary of the report! https://bit.ly/3pJAX4Z @NPHW #NPHW

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