Center for Healthy Living Projects

  • Activate Ya
    Thumbnail image for Activate Ya project The purpose of this study is to develop and test the efficacy of a multiple-component intervention to prevent tobacco use and promote physical activity for 7th-8th graders in Uruguay.
  • Brighter Bites
    Thumbnail image for Brighter Bites project This project is a collaborative effort to impact eating behavior among predominantly low-income families by introducing them to a routine distribution of fresh produce and corresponding education, ultimately to curb the childhood obesity epidemic.
  • CATCH Healthy Smiles
    Thumbnail image for CATCH Healthy Smiles project CATCH Healthy Smiles teaches students why toothbrushing, flossing, dentist visits, and healthy food and drink choice are important to oral health. Students will learn and practice the skills necessary to maintain healthy smiles.
  • Clinic and Tech-Based Diet and Fitness Intervention for Volunteer Firefighters
    Thumbnail image for Clinic and Tech-Based Diet and Fitness Intervention for Volunteer Firefighters project A cluster randomized controlled trial (CRCT) comparing the effectiveness of an occupational health clinician administered web-mobile lifestyle program, The First Twenty, to the American Heart Association Life’s Simple 7 (LS7) among volunteer firefighters.
  • First Twenty for Volunteer Firefighters
    Thumbnail image for First Twenty for Volunteer Firefighters project A cluster randomized controlled trial to address volunteer firefighters' (VFF) obesity to determine efficacy and acceptability of an inexpensive, culturally tailored internet based health and wellness intervention.
  • GO! Austin / ¡VAMOS! Austin (GAVA)
    Thumbnail image for GO! Austin / ¡VAMOS! Austin (GAVA) project GAVA is a coalition of residents, community leaders and nonprofits dedicated to improving the health of children in Dove Springs and 78745.
  • Houston TRAIN Study
    Thumbnail image for Houston TRAIN Study project The Houston TRAIN (Transportation Related Activity in Neighborhoods) Study will examine the short and long-term effect of a new light rail transit (LRT) system on adults’ physical activity in Houston, Texas.
  • Lunch is in the Bag
    Thumbnail image for Lunch is in the Bag project The purpose of this intervention is to encourage parents to increase the availability of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in sack lunches for their preschool children in childcare centers. The goal for this research is the development of new strategies for the promotion of healthy eating practices in children through childcare centers.
  • School Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (SPAN)
    Thumbnail image for School Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (SPAN) project The SPAN survey was established to track the prevalence of overweight and obese school-aged children in Texas.
  • Texas Child Obesity Research Demonstration (CORD)
    Thumbnail image for Texas Child Obesity Research Demonstration (CORD) project This project will connect the dots between families, pediatricians, schools and local youth organizations to develop community capacity for early detection and effective management of obesity using evidence-based programs like CATCH and MEND.
  • Texas GROW! EAT! GO!
    Thumbnail image for Texas GROW! EAT! GO! project This project will test the impact of several different programs on behaviors related to childhood obesity including, a hands-on family-focused gardening program and a fun school-based walking program for kids.
  • Texas SNAP-Ed Evaluation
    Thumbnail image for Texas SNAP-Ed Evaluation project Texas SNAP-Ed Evaluation, is a two-year project to evaluate, on a statewide basis, the effectiveness of SNAP-Ed nutrition education and obesity prevention programming activities delivered by Implementing Agencies throughout the state of Texas.
  • Travis County CATCH Elementary School Project (Travis County CATCH)
    Thumbnail image for Travis County CATCH Elementary School Project (Travis County CATCH) project The Travis County CATCH Elementary School Project (Travis County CATCH) was a school-based health promotion initiative aimed at promoting physical activity, healthy eating and obesity prevention among middle school students living in central Texas.
  • Active Play-Active Learning
    Thumbnail image for Active Play-Active Learning project The Active Play-Active Learning project incorporates playground markings enhancements to school play areas to encourage ‘active learning’ during recess and class time.
  • CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Child Health)
    Thumbnail image for CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Child Health) project CATCH is a research-based program designed to guide schools, families and children in healthy eating and physical activity.
  • CATCH Middle School
    Thumbnail image for CATCH Middle School project The Central Texas CATCH Middle School Project (CATCH MS) was a school-based health promotion initiative aimed at promoting physical activity, healthy eating and obesity prevention among middle school students living in central Texas.
  • ENRICH (Encouraging Nurturing Responsiveness to Improve Child Health)
    Thumbnail image for ENRICH (Encouraging Nurturing Responsiveness to Improve Child Health) project ENRICH stands for Encouraging Nurturing Responsiveness to Improve Child Health. This research project works to help parents establish healthy eating, activity, bedtime, and screen time routines.
  • Fuel 2 Fight
    Thumbnail image for Fuel 2 Fight project Examination of obesity, dietary intake, physical activity, and energy balance in the lifestyle environment of 1,000 firefighters housed in 60 fire stations within 20 fire departments across the nation.
  • HEAL (Healthy Eating Active Living)
    Thumbnail image for HEAL (Healthy Eating Active Living) project This project is a clinic-community based intervention to implement an early life-cycle approach to obesity prevention among pregnant women and women with infants from low-income families.
  • Impact of Adenovirus-36 (Ad-36) & Obesity in the Fire Service on Health and Safety
    Thumbnail image for Impact of Adenovirus-36 (Ad-36) & Obesity in the Fire Service on Health and Safety project Investigated the impact of the adenovirus-36 on obesity among the F2F cohort of firefighters. The fire service is particularly suited for this investigation because of their lifestyle of shared environments as well as their high risk of cardiovascular disease and obesity.
  • Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Training Program
    Thumbnail image for Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Training Program project The key objective of developing the MCH training program is to address geographic disparities in access to MCH training for rural MCH professionals in the target areas of the HRSA Region VI (TX, NM, OK, AR, and LA) and the Upper Peninsula region of Michigan.
  • Texas Adolescent Tobacco and Marketing Surveillance Study
    Thumbnail image for Texas Adolescent Tobacco and Marketing Surveillance Study project The goal of this project is to understand what types of tobacco and e-cigarette products youth are using AND why they use those products. Additionally, we will study the effect of tobacco product marketing on youth.
  • Texas Childhood Obesity Prevention Policy Evaluation (T-COPPE)
    Thumbnail image for Texas Childhood Obesity Prevention Policy Evaluation (T-COPPE) project This project is a collaborative effort that will study the impact of two recent policies: the Safe Routes to School program and an important rule revision to the federal food allocation package administered by the Texas Women, Infants and Children program.
  • Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Program
    Thumbnail image for Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Program project The Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Technical Assistance Program was established to provide technical assistance and support to worksites across the state of Texas who are seeking Mother-Friendly designation, a designation which demonstrates a basic level of support for nursing mothers in the workplace
  • Texas Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science on Youth & Young Adults
    Thumbnail image for Texas Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science on Youth & Young Adults project The overall goal of the Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS) on Youth and Young Adults is to develop an integrated program of research and training to provide scientific evidence, and a career path for regulatory scientists, to support U.S. tobacco regulation.