Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living Blog


  • Q&A with Dr. Julie Lumeng

    Q&A with Dr. Julie Lumeng

    October 2, 2019

    This Friday, the 4th annual Philip R. Nader Legacy of Health Lectureship will take place at the UTHealth School of Public Health in Houston, Texas. The goal of this lectureship is to provide a place where multi-disciplinary collaboration is welcomed in order to mobilize communities to address chronic disease, especially in younger populations.

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  • Community Partnerships: Summer Lunch Program at SEHWC

    Community Partnerships: Summer Lunch Program at SEHWC

    September 19, 2019

    Now that classes are back in session, many parents are breathing a sigh of relief to get back into the predictable routines of school, including the predictability of school lunches.

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  • TOAW Community Spotlight: Texas Health Champion Awards

    TOAW Community Spotlight: Texas Health Champion Awards

    September 12, 2019

    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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  • TOAW Keynote Spotlight: Brian C. Castrucci, DrPH

    TOAW Keynote Spotlight: Brian C. Castrucci, DrPH

    September 5, 2019

    Before our 12th annual Texas Health Champion Award Ceremony on Thursday, September 12th, we would like to introduce our keynote speaker, Brian C. Castrucci, DrPH, CEO of the deBeaumont Foundation in Bethesda, MD.

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  • Nobody Breastfeeds Alone: Creating Supportive Environments in the Workplace

    Nobody Breastfeeds Alone: Creating Supportive Environments in the Workplace

    August 26, 2019

    In honoring National Breastfeeding Month this August, the Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Program team is joining the global conversation of supporting, promoting, and protecting breastfeeding rights and behavior.

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  • Community Spotlight: Texas Rising Stars 2019

    Community Spotlight: Texas Rising Stars 2019

    August 19, 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

    June 25, 2019

    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

    June 12, 2019

    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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  • Bike to Work Spotlight: Kevin Lanza

    Bike to Work Spotlight: Kevin Lanza

    May 17, 2019

    Kevin Lanza, PhD, MCRP, is the Michael & Susan Dell Center Post-Doctoral Fellow and helps to promote physical activity of children. In his spare time, you can find Dr. Lanza running on the hike-and-bike trail or eating tacos. In celebration of Bike to Work Day, Dr. Lanza shares how he got started biking to work and some tips for beginners.

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  • Spotlight on Forest Creek Elementary’s Diversity Project: Sculpting Social Connections

    Spotlight on Forest Creek Elementary’s Diversity Project: Sculpting Social Connections

    May 6, 2019

    Forest Creek Elementary is a one of a kind school that showcased their unique community of culturally diverse families by launching a ceramic art project. They utilized their mini-grant to implement their school wide installation, the “FCE Diversity Project.” The project was geared towards enriching their students’ social emotional skills through art and opened dialogue centering on tradition and identity.

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