Texans Compete in First-of-its-Kind Community Health Competition


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Obesity is a serious health challenge, but what if everyone around you is eating better and moving more?

What if Austin and Houston were shaping up? Would San Antonio shape up, too?

The Healthy at H-E-B Community Challenge pits Texas cities against each other to see which community can demonstrate the greatest commitment to health. Individuals, schools, organizations or business and mayors can all help their communities earn points. Points are earned for cities when community members upload a description and picture of their healthy activities.

The competition runs until Nov. 1. At that time, one winner will be announced from each of the three size categories: small, midsize, and large.

Although San Antonio is winning, many other cities are active and uploading healthy activities. De Zavala Elementary school in Fort Worth, for example, is launching a 16-week lunch reformation pilot plan in January 2013 to prove that a healthy, balanced lunch with fresh ingredients can be served with the same budget.

It’s not to late to register. Click the “Take the Challenge” button here and earn points for your city.

By The Numbers By The Numbers



of Latino kids have obesity (compared to 11.7% of white kids)

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