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  • Healthy and tasty: Our 2019 summer recipe series with TMC experts

    Healthy and tasty: Our 2019 summer recipe series with TMC experts

    August 12, 2019

    This summer, we will be sharing recipes from Texas Medical Center nutritionists and dietitians to give our readers some healthy and tasty options. Bookmark this page and circle back for new dishes, desserts and beverages every few weeks. Also, follow the series via #TMCsummereats on social media.

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  • Brighter Bites Works to Fuel Kids with Healthy Food

    Brighter Bites Works to Fuel Kids with Healthy Food

    August 11, 2019

    Houston, TX organization Brighter Bites is helping communities in food swamps by empowering food-insecure families themselves to organize for a better food future. “They’re helping to be helped. All those touchpoints with the families create communities through fresh food,” says Brighter Bites co-founder Lisa Helfman.

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  • White meat no healthier than red meat when it comes to “bad cholesterol”

    White meat no healthier than red meat when it comes to “bad cholesterol”

    August 05, 2019

    If you’re a steak lover who begrudgingly orders chicken for health reasons, read on. White meat has long been considered more beneficial than red meat, especially in terms of reducing cardiovascular risk. But a recent study challenges these claims.

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  • Community Spotlight: Texas Rising Stars 2019

    Community Spotlight: Texas Rising Stars 2019

    The beginning of September marks the 12th annual Texas Obesity Awareness Week, established in 2007 by the Texas State Legislature. The purpose of the week is to highlight the importance of obesity prevention in the face of a dramatically rising epidemic, and to honor those who have encouraged healthy lifestyles in their community. The Texas Rising Star Award is presented to youth, aged 9-18, who have been key players in their communities in the fight against obesity, and champions of obesity awareness.

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  • Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Kohl Named NPAPA Chair

    Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Kohl Named NPAPA Chair

    The National Physical Activity Plan is a full and well-rounded approach to increasing physical activity in the US population through the creation of policies, programs, and initiatives focused on this issue.

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  • Research Spotlight: 5% of Teenagers Meeting Physical Activity, Sleep, and Screen Time Guidelines

    Research Spotlight: 5% of Teenagers Meeting Physical Activity, Sleep, and Screen Time Guidelines

    In 2018, The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that only 27% of high school students are meeting the guidelines for physical activity and sleep.

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