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    Obesity Prevention Program
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    P.O. Box 149347 Austin, Texas 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street, T-406
    Austin, TX 78756

    Phone: (512) 776-7111
    Fax: (512) 458-7618


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Nutrition Strategies

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The Obesity Prevention Program strives to help Texans eat healthier by making nutritious choices the easy choice throughout Texas communities. When it comes to maintaining a healthy weight and reducing the risk of chronic diseases, good nutrition is key.  It’s more than just a matter of individual choice; our environments must support healthy eating by providing access to affordable, plentiful healthy foods.  The following strategies are crucial in efforts aimed at obesity prevention and chronic disease control:

  • Increasing consumption of fruits, vegetables, and water;
  • Promoting appropriate portion sizes;
  • Decreasing consumption of added sugars and high calorie, low nutrient foods;
  • Supporting breastfeeding.

The Obesity Prevention Program supports two initiatives, Farm to Work and the Texas Nutrition Environment Assessment.

 

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Last updated October 14, 2016