The Department of State Health Services Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Prevention program (NPAOP) formed a statewide ad-hoc coalition called the Texas Active Living Network (TALN). TALN partners support the goal of helping Texas communities become Active Living communities that provide opportunities for regular, daily physical activity through the built environment and policy changes. Members have backgrounds in public health, transportation, bicycle/pedestrian outreach and advocacy, community and regional planning, and local government.
The Texas Active Living Network provides information and education on building trails, bikeways, and other transportation, recreation, and conservation infrastructure to encourage active lifestyles for Texans. TALN also develops and promotes programs to help Texans learn safe and effective ways to participate in physical activity as a part of an active lifestyle. TALN coordinates efforts and policy among our members and similar organizations throughout Texas for the benefit of all Texans. Texas Active Living Network partners represent the following organizations:
The National Park Service
The Texas Trails Network
The Trans Texas Alliance
Texas Recreation & Park Society
Safe Routes to School
The University of Texas School of Architecture
Bowman-Melton Associates, Inc Bicycle and Pedestrian Planners
Texas Parks & Wildlife
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