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  • Americans may have outgrown traditional advice of having a varied diet

    Americans may have outgrown traditional advice of having a varied diet

    August 09, 2018

    When it comes to diet in the Western world of overconsumption where cheap convenience food rules, the age-old adage “everything in moderation” has been put to the test, prompting the American Heart Association (AHA) to issue a science advisory led by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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  • Health Conscious or Health Hazardous? A Dietitian Takes on Trendy Eating Plans For Kids

    Health Conscious or Health Hazardous? A Dietitian Takes on Trendy Eating Plans For Kids

    August 03, 2018

    Whether it's to lose weight, keep up with a social cause, or boost health, maintaining a strict diet is a fact of life for many adults. But what are the rules of engagement when it comes to your kids? Dr. Shreela Sharma, a registered dietician and associate professor at UTHealth School of Public Health, details common eating regimens that parents often contemplate extending to their children.

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  • Thinking Outside the Carton

    Thinking Outside the Carton

    July 30, 2018

    Deciding what to give your children to eat and drink is a minefield these days, even when it comes to milk. Once almost universally regarded as a daily dietary staple packed with vitamins and minerals essential for good health, its relationship with consumers over the years has somewhat soured.

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  • Workplace Spotlight: North East Independent School District

    Workplace Spotlight: North East Independent School District

    The North East Independent School District (North East ISD) serves the north central and northeast areas of Bexar County. It is the second largest school district in San Antonio and as of last September, North East ISD received the Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite designation for 85 of their worksites.

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  • Meet our 2018 Texas Health Champions

    Meet our 2018 Texas Health Champions

    The Texas Health Champion Award is presented to public health leaders who have demonstrated exemplary achievement in reducing the burden and/or raising awareness of the obesity epidemic in Texas.

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  • Meet Our 2018 TOAW Rising Star

    Meet Our 2018 TOAW Rising Star

    In this 11th year of recognizing public health leaders in Texas, we would like to give a big congratulation to this year’s honorees and let you know more about the work they do to build healthy communities.

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