Being a large agency, the Department of State Health Services has numerous divisions and programs focused on the prevention of childhood obesity. These include the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section, the Division of Family and Community Health, and the Texas School Health Advisory Council, among many others. Lakey commented that, just as the agency must partner and work with other state agencies, it is critical to ensure that the different divisions within the agency are working together in a coordinated manner.

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