Texas Obesity Awareness Week Lunch & Learn 2022 (Recorded 9/15/22)

Partnership for a Healthy Texas and the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living presented a health policy briefing as part of Texas Obesity Awareness Week. The focus of this health policy briefing was to provide data-driven information and facts on obesity in Texas to state legislators as they prepare their health policy priorities for the 2023 legislative session.

Texas Obesity Awareness Week (TOAW) was established in the 80th Legislative Session by House Bill 2313 and is designated to occur in the second full week of September each year. The purpose of the week is to raise awareness of the health risks associated with obesity and to encourage Texans to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. From 2008 – 2019, TOAW consisted of several events statewide and was highlighted by the Texas Health Champion Award Ceremony hosted by the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at the UTHealth School of Public Health in Austin and the Live Smart Texas Coalition.