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Health advocacy group takes issue with deep fryers in schools
The medical director of a children's health advocacy group said a recent move to reverse a 10-year ban on deep fryers in schools sends the wrong message to kids....
Statewide survey shows childhood obesity rates in East Texas
More than 20 percent of certain school-aged children in East Texas are considered obese or severely obese, but the region is not among the worst in the state, according to a new report....
Junk food companies love Sid Miller
The results are in for public comments about Agriculture Commissioner ’s push for more deep fryers in schools, and it’s a landslide: 105-8....
The rising expense of obesity in Texas is unsustainable — we cannot afford inaction. The Partnership for a Healthy Texas develops and promotes policies, and supports evidence-based programs, that prevent obesity and improve the health of Texas communities.
Obesity is associated with increased disability, disease, and death and has substantial health, economic, and social costs. Cost-effective solutions that address poor nutrition and fitness are needed now more than ever. To improve the health of our state, the Partnership for a Healthy Texas believes now is the time to connect Texans with policies that strengthen nutrition and physical activity in their schools and communities.
Texas legislators can lead the nation in passing policies aimed at improving the health and fitness of Texans. The Partnership believes the Texas legislature should continue to strive to ensure the viability of Texas’ future workforce and create a healthy environment for Texans.