COVID-19 Resources from the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living
Deep-rooted child obesity issue in Texas and Waco area offers no quick fixes
Houston mother, 6-year-old son, battle long COVID
Adolescents with severe obesity lost weight, kept it off, and erased comorbidities after bariatric surgery
Synagogues collaborating to help enable food security, nutritional self sufficiency
Back to School: The Dangers of Kids and Vaping
Educators, other experts aim to build momentum in fight against youth vaping
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Clinical trial comparing concussion treatments now recruiting adolescent patients
Teachers hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic
August Healthy Summer Challenge: Why Sleep is Important
Dietician shares brain-boosting breakfast ideas to start the school year off right for your children
Lunch is in the Bag! (English)
El Almuerzo esta en la Lonchera (Español)
Children infected with a mild case of COVID-19 can still develop long COVID symptoms
August Healthy Summer Challenge
Get to Know Center Faculty: Dr. Lindi Chuang
July Healthy Summer Challenge: Stretching
July Healthy Summer Challenge
Association of masking policies with mask adherence and distancing during the SARS-COV-2 pandemic
June Healthy Summer Challenge Recipe
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About the Center
The Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at the UTHealth School of Public Health in Austin was founded in 2006 with a vision of ‘healthy children in a healthy world’ and a mission to advance health and healthy living for children and families through early and impactful interventions.
The Center is dedicated to new discoveries in child and family health, with current programs focused on obesity prevention, nutrition, physical activity, and tobacco use. The Center also provides student training opportunities and community events.
The Center intends to Create new research ideas and enable a workforce through public health student training; Communicate data-driven and evidence-based products and outcomes to researchers and policymakers; and Connect with other public health organizations, community organizations, and policymakers.
The Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living has impacted over 22.3 million lives
July 2021 - June 2022
The Center has had a direct hand in developing physical activity guidelines for schools in the U.S.
The Center’s project, Texas SPAN, was the first to collect state-representative obesity surveillance data in elementary, middle, and high schools
Center work on our flagship program CATCH led to extensive dissemination of the program and development of the CATCH Global Foundation.
The Center’s Nourish Program offers the first ‘seed to plate to prevention’ dietetic internship training in the U.S.