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    Community and Worksite Wellness Program
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    P.O. Box 149347 Austin, Texas 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street, T-406
    Austin, TX 78756

    Phone: (512) 776-7111
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Growing Community Video Series

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Texas! Bringing Healthy Back
presents
Growing Community

 

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Watch an Overview of the Growing Community Video Series.

Just a few decades ago, Texas was a different place. The food we ate was grown in our own communities. Today, we’re moving less and eating more. Nearly 1 in 3 Texans are obese, and obesity has become a leading cause of death in America. But Texans are bringing healthy back. Across the state, communities are being reshaped to support and transform our health and well-being. Because reducing obesity starts with growing community
 

ABOUT GROWING COMMUNITY

The Growing Community video series is a communications initiative and tool created to educate and inspire communities into action against obesity in Texas.

The series is broken down into six obesity prevention topic areas that correspond with the six evidence-based target areas recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (
http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/) as having the greatest evidence to support their use in combating obesity in communities and organizations.

Find out more by using the following links:

"" Overview and Purpose Slide Show (PPT, 5.9 MB)
"" Topic Summary (PDF, 4.4 MB)
"" Resources
  "" General (Word 34.3 KB)
  "" Physical Activity and Television Viewing
(Word, 26.5 KB)
  "" Nutrition (Word, 27.0 KB)    
  "" Breastfeeding (Word, 29.5 KB)

WATCH GROWING COMMUNITY

Watch the video series and find out what’s being done in Texas to fight obesity by making healthy eating and active living the easy choice OR contact us and order your “Growing Community Media Kit” to use in your area today.

TRACKING PROGRESS OF
GROWING COMMUNITY

If you have hosted a recent viewing of the video series in your area, please complete our online video log. (This will take you to a Web site external to DSHS.)

HOW TO USE THE GROWING COMMUNITY VIDEO SERIES

Follow the steps below to “Grow Community":

1)
Order a Kit
2)
Contact our Staff  for Technical Assistance
3)
Host a Video Screening of the series and start talking about what to do next in your community
 
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Video Screening Strategy (PDF, 4.6 MB)
 
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Discussion Guide (PDF 4.5 MB)
 
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Talking Points (PDF 4.3 MB)
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Help us Track Your Part in Growing Community in Texas

FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES

Thank you for your interest in this exciting initiative. To learn more, please review our “Overview and Purpose(PPT, 3.9 MB) Slide Show. To request an interview with one of our staff please contact the DSHS Communications Unit at (512) 776-7400.

External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These sites may also not be accessible to people with disabilities.


 

Last updated July 18, 2014