A Program to Establish Grants for Childhood Health in Texas


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Latino children face a high risk of being overweight. In order to curve this situation, programs to promote increased physical activity among children are important. To address this issue Texas House Rep. Richard P. Raymond (D-Laredo) introduced a bill (H.B. 128), during the 2013 Texas Legislative session, to authorize grants for childhood health programs. Grants would be applied towards programs related to childhood health, fitness, and obesity prevention.


Read the full text of H.B. 128, which would establish a Childhood Health Program Grant.

Visit the Michael and Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living to learn about other obesity related bills that were authored during the 2013 Texas Legislative Session.


Update: This bill failed to pass and has been referred to Human Services.


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of Latinos live within walking distance (<1 mile) of a park

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