Physical Activity

Physical activity is crucial for improving health and preventing chronic disease. We offer ideas, backed by the latest healthy living research, to help Texans incorporate physical activity and exercise appropriate for people of all ages and fitness levels.

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Walk Across Texas!

Walk Across Texas! is a FREE 8-week program delivered on a web-based platform to help people of all ages achieve and maintain an active lifestyle.

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Physical Activity

Programs

We offer numerous free and affordable programs on agriculture and natural resources, family and community health, economic health and youth development. We also offer many volunteer opportunities. Browse the list below.
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The Texas 4-H Natural Resources Program provides a variety of resources and opportunities to learn about wildlife, forestry, water conservation and more.

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The Texas 4-H Family & Community Health Program provides a variety of resources and opportunities to learn about nutrition, interior design, consumer education and more.

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A Matter of Balance is a nationally recognized, evidence-based fall risk reduction program that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity.

Courses

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Research shows that implementing policies can help promote behavior change. This one-hour course will walk learners through the steps of policy development, implementation and evaluation.

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This course discusses the steps of policy development, implementation, and evaluation. As a result, child care providers will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop physical activity policies that promote and support active lifestyles in early child care settings.

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There are many things one can do to help prevent foodborne illnesses from occurring, especially in children. This course is targeted towards child caregivers to discuss food safety practices in the preschool environment.

Step Up Scale Down

Step Up Scale Down is a 12-week wellness program based on USDA guidelines and scientific research. Each week focuses on a different topic related to nutrition, healthy eating, exercise, and more to support you in your weight loss journey.

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  • Course

    Research shows that implementing policies can help promote behavior change. This one-hour course will walk learners through the steps of policy development, implementation and evaluation.

  • Course

    This course discusses the steps of policy development, implementation, and evaluation. As a result, child care providers will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop physical activity policies that promote and support active lifestyles in early child care settings.

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    Four out of every 100 children have one or more food allergies, which can be life threatening. This course will equip child care providers with the latest regulations and standards related to food allergies in child care settings. Participants will learn how to manage food allergies in the day care and on field trips.

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    There are many things one can do to help prevent foodborne illnesses from occurring, especially in children. This course is targeted towards child caregivers to discuss food safety practices in the preschool environment.

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    Working in a child care setting can be such a rewarding, yet difficult job. Learn how to properly handle breast milk, formula, and other foods to help prevent food-borne illness in this course. Food safety preventative measures will be discussed to help ensure you have a safe environment for babies and children.

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