Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living Blog


  • Lectureship Spotlight: Ross C. Brownson, PhD

    Lectureship Spotlight: Ross C. Brownson, PhD

    April 9, 2019

    Dr. Brownson is the Lipstein Distinguished Professor of Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis. He studies the translation of evidence to public health practice and policy, with a content focus on environmental and policy determinants of chronic diseases. As a teaser for the Lectureship, we asked Dr. Brownson a few questions.

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  • National Nutrition Month: Salad Dressing Competition

    National Nutrition Month: Salad Dressing Competition

    March 28, 2019

    March was National Nutrition Month, an annual campaign sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to promote healthy food options and eating habits. Here at the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living, we wanted to celebrate National Nutrition Month with our faculty and staff by hosting a Salad Swap and homemade salad dressing competition.

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  • National Nutrition Month: What are your eating habits?

    National Nutrition Month: What are your eating habits?

    March 22, 2019

    If you are one of the countless Americans who made a new year’s resolution to eat healthier in 2019, you might be needing some motivation by now. Worry not, National Nutrition Month is here to offer up some great tips and encourage you to keep your resolve.

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  • A New Way to Look at Resolutions: 19 Healthy Things to Do in 2019

    A New Way to Look at Resolutions: 19 Healthy Things to Do in 2019

    January 3, 2019

    Happy New Year! Are you someone who is looking for a new start in the new year? The beginning of the year is a great time to start healthy habits, since 2019 is a clean slate.

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  • Three Plants You Didn't Know You Could Eat That Are Healthy

    Three Plants You Didn't Know You Could Eat That Are Healthy

    November 6, 2018

    It’s Sunday and you are planning your meals for the week. You start a grocery list and begin with: chicken, potatoes, green beans…. and then you realize- you are tired of eating the same foods! What do you do? When food boredom strikes, try incorporating one of these three unique plants into your next meal

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  • A Complete Set of Skills: Using Project Management in Public Health

    A Complete Set of Skills: Using Project Management in Public Health

    August 22, 2018

    You need to know why you should engage stakeholders, and identify who those stakeholders might be, but also how to do that. That’s where project management comes in. Being able to deliver the right stuff, at the right time, for the right amount of money is essential.

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  • TOAW Keynote Spotlight: Dr. Amelie Ramirez

    TOAW Keynote Spotlight: Dr. Amelie Ramirez

    August 22, 2018

    Dr. Ramirez is an internationally renowned health disparities researcher at UT Health San Antonio and has 30 years of experience conducting behavioral and communications projects to reduce cancer, increase screening rates and clinical trial participation, prevent tobacco use, and improve healthy lifestyles among U.S. Latinos.

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  • Workplace Spotlight: North East Independent School District

    Workplace Spotlight: North East Independent School District

    August 16, 2018

    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

    August 14, 2018

    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

    August 9, 2018

    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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