A statewide effort to address chronic health problems and improve Texans’ health and quality of life through preventative education of elementary students kicked off recently in East Texas.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Healthy Texas, formerly Healthy South Texas, initiative will expand to Angelina, Houston, Nacogdoches, San Augustine, Shelby and Trinity counties after Healthy South Texas showed successful results.
Programs within the initiative’s scope, including Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! and Walk Across Texas, have been introduced to thousands of adults and youth over the last two years through Healthy South Texas.
The programs will also be expanded to communities in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
The statewide kickoff for the Healthy Texas initiative followed successful expansion of the existing programs in South Texas. State funding for the initial effort was extended in 2017 by the Texas Legislature.
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