"Food for Every Child" - Increasing Healthy Food Access

Brian Lang and Ana Ramos, The Food Trust

November 9, 2017

El Paso is one of the nation’s fastest-growing metropolitan areas, yet it has fewer supermarkets per capita than most major cities. Access to healthy, affordable food is a critical component of a healthy lifestyle and disease prevention, yet many people living in the Paso del Norte region must travel long distances to purchase food or rely on mom-and-pop shops and convenience stores where fresh fruits and vegetables and other healthy, affordable food options are limited.

Texas Legislative Update Meeting with Texans Care for Children

Texas Legislative Update Meeting with Texans Care for Children

October 17, 2017

On Thursday, September 28, Texans Care for Children‘s CEO, Stephanie Rubin, and Senior Health Policy Associate, Adriana Kohler, shared an update on how children’s health issues fared in the 2017 Texas Legislative Session. 

Texas Tech Pediatric Clinic is "Working on Wellness"

Texas Tech Pediatric Clinic is

October 11, 2017

Parents of children with obesity often agonize about how to help their children be healthier. Obesity treatment is especially tricky in children because the approach cannot be overly restrictive without compromising their growth and development. Now a new program, the Working on Wellness (WOW) program, that is part of the Pediatric Clinic at the Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso (TTP El Paso), is doing something about it.

Texas 85th Legislative Session with Children at Risk

Texas 85th Legislative Session with Children at Risk

June 27, 2017

On June 27th, the IHL coordinated a presentation by Children at Risk highlighting the impact of legislation from the 85th session on the health of El Paso children including nutrition, physical activity, public education, human trafficking, and mental health. 

2nd Annual HEAL Week

2nd Annual HEAL Week

May 2, 2017

In April, more than 500 participants joined the Institute for Healthy Living (IHL) to celebrate the 2nd annual HEAL Week (Healthy Eating & Active Living). 

HEAL Alliance Kick-Off Meeting

HEAL Kick Off Attendees

April 5, 2017

On Wednesday, April 5th 2017, the Paso del Norte Institute for Healthy Living (IHL) organized a HEAL (Healthy Eating, Active Living) Alliance Kick-Off meeting. The HEAL Alliance is a combination of new and existing coalitions, task forces, and other groups in the region dedicated to healthy eating and active living.

Building a healthier El Paso, one veggie at a time

Man grabbing produce in a store.

February 16, 2017

A new institute in El Paso has set out to confront a problem that has long flummoxed mothers and public health advocates alike: people not eating enough fruits and vegetables and spending too much time on the couch.

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