Through direct services and strategic partnerships, MHM has made great strides in positively affecting healthcare outcomes in the Rio Grande Valley.
Implementing policy solutions to discourage over-consumption of sugary drinks will help decrease health hazards associated with consuming too much sugar.
City leaders will visit schools in Southside ISD, SouthSan ISD, and East Central ISD to help combat childhood obesity through fitness initiatives.
Colleen Bridger, the city’s new Metro Health director, wants to make the healthy choice the easy choice for San Antonio residents.
Fifty children at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes spent a week playing games, sampling healthy foods, and learning about good nutrition at Camp PowerUp.
The Mayor’s Fitness Council trains student ambassadors to involve local youth in improving the health of our community by encouraging active living.
One cannot have a serious discussion about diabetes and obesity without addressing sugar consumption broadly and sugary drinks specifically.
Through decreased consumption, soda taxes directly impact obesity and diabetes and generate millions to invest in neighborhoods, schools, and public health.
Latino infants are twice as likely as non-Latino babies to be fed sugary drinks, and by age 2, three out of four Latino kids have had a sugary drink.
Weight gain during the first year of college has become so commonplace, the term “Freshman 15” was long ago coined to describe the phenomenon.