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.
As CEO of the nonprofit IT’S TIME TEXAS, I often speak to groups across Texas about the health crisis our state faces and what must be done before time runs out.
Did you know that you have control of your genes even after you are born?
A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association demonstrated that the rich in the United States live, on average, 15 years longer than the poor, that there is considerable community variation in lower income life expectancy and that the rich/poor life expectancy gap has been increasing.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a private foundation dedicated to U.S. healthcare, has committed $500 million over the next 10 years to expand efforts in cities across the country to ensure that all children can grow up at a healthy weight.
City Manager Sheryl Sculley released a statement via email Wednesday evening detailing the “personnel matter” cited as cause for the dismissal of Metropolitan Health District Director Dr. Thomas Schlenker: “his lack of leadership, continued disregard for direction and repeated instances of unprofessional conduct.”
The City of San Antonio fired Metropolitan Health District Director Dr. Thomas Schlenker last Wednesday for what City officials called a “personnel matter.”
On Saturday afternoon in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center auditorium, under pulsing lights, to the sound of pounding backbeats and the frenzied cheers of family and friends, the winners of the H-E-B Slim Down Showdown were awarded $32,500 in prizes for their combined efforts of building healthy living habits, losing weight, and becoming health advocates.