FIGURE 8-1 Live Smart Texas organizational chart, as presented by Hoelscher

FIGURE 8-1 Live Smart Texas organizational chart, as presented by Hoelscher

BOX 8-1

Current Projects of the Live Smart Texas Coalition

Texas Childhood Obesity Prevention Policy Evaluation (T-COPPE)

  • A $2 million grant awarded to the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Advancement of Healthy Living and the University of Texas School of Public Health and Texas A&M School of Rural Public Health by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to evaluate the effectiveness of childhood obesity prevention policies; Marcia Ory was a co–pincipal investigator of this grant

  • Two key childhood obesity prevention policies will be evaluated:

    • Texas Safe Routes to School Program—a program encouraging students to be more physically active by walking to school

    • Food allocation package revisions administered through the WIC Nutrition Program

Obesity Surveys

  • Collection of information about childhood obesity, nutrition, and physical activity programs and activities in Texas to help coordinate health efforts

Live Smart Texas Website

  • A venue providing members with resources related to obesity prevention, including links to funding opportunities, community initiatives, and publications

  • Also provided: general information about the initiative, announcements on obesity-related news, and communication tools



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