Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living Blog


  • Informing a Nation: the link between obesity and cancer

    Informing a Nation: the link between obesity and cancer

    July 19, 2017

    Despite a growing number of studies, nearly half of Americans are unaware that obesity can increase their risk of cancer. In a country where two thirds of adults and one third of children are overweight or obese, it is time to face the facts.

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  • Keeping Track of the National Obesity Crisis

    Keeping Track of the National Obesity Crisis

    July 10, 2017

    The increase in childhood and adult obesity demands an increase in research and surveillance systems to fully understand obesity and the effects of prevention efforts.

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  • Lectureship Spotlight: Simón Barquera, MD, PhD

    Lectureship Spotlight: Simón Barquera, MD, PhD

    March 1, 2017

    The annual Lectureship in Child Health has honored a broad range of prominent national and international child health experts. This year we recognize Simón Barquera, MD, PhD, for his work in nutrition policy and program research in Mexico.

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  • Brighter Bites program to be honored as a 2016 Texas Health Champion

    Brighter Bites program to be honored as a 2016 Texas Health Champion

    September 7, 2016

    While their model for increasing families’ fruit and vegetable consumption may sound simple—free weekly fresh produce distribution + nutrition education + fun food experiences —the secret to Brighter Bites’ success is their understanding of the complexity of our food system and eating habits.

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  • Meet 2016 Texas Health Champion, Michelle Smith

    Meet 2016 Texas Health Champion, Michelle Smith

    September 6, 2016

    To say Michelle “wears many hats” would be an understatement—she makes the hats, dons them, and inspires others to put on their own headgear.

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  • Nourish U Summit cultivates ideas to promote healthy eating and drinking

    Nourish U Summit cultivates ideas to promote healthy eating and drinking

    June 9, 2016

    “Are we nourishing our children, or are we just feeding them?” That was the central question of the keynote presentation by Deanna Hoelscher, Ph.D., R.D., L.D., and an underlying theme at this year’s Michael & Susan Dell Community Collaborative for Child Health Summit.

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  • When walking your child home from school is a crime.

    When walking your child home from school is a crime.

    May 25, 2016

    A school in the Houston-area is making headlines for its policy regarding students walking home from school: it’s not allowed.

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  • Is Breastfeeding Really an Option for Working Moms?

    Is Breastfeeding Really an Option for Working Moms?

    April 21, 2016

    In a survey of Texas women, “returning to work” was a significant barrier to the initiation and continuation of breastfeeding. Many worksites don’t provide social or structural support for nursing mothers, but that doesn’t have to be the case.

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  • Center to "takeover" at Bullock Museum food exhibit

    Center to "takeover" at Bullock Museum food exhibit

    April 1, 2016

    From interactive cooking demonstrations to nutrition presentations, representatives from the Center and UTHealth School of Public Health will show how the lessons from the exhibit relate to our ongoing public health research and initiatives in the Central Texas community.

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  • Food Day 2015: Social Media Challenge

    Food Day 2015: Social Media Challenge

    October 15, 2015

    It's almost here! Food Day 2015 is quickly approaching next week and we're excited! To celebrate the much anticipated day, the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living challenges our friends, followers and fans to a social media challenge. Throughout the entire week we hope to increase awareness of Food Day and this year's theme: Towards a Greener Diet.

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