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StepUp & ScaleDown Weight Management Program! Beginning September 4th at the South Waco Community Center! For more information and to register, click here!
What is StepUp & ScaleDown? A 12-week weight management class consisting of weekly lessons to help you manage your weight, a weekly weight check-in, a weekly challenge to help you “stay the course,” Dinner Tonight! Healthy recipes, and door prizes at each class.
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Join the Smoke Free Waco Subcommittee!
A Smoke Free Waco Subcommittee of Live Well Waco has been formed. If you're interested in attending meetings to create more smoke free environments in your community, please contact Courtney Restivo Wollard at email@example.com
The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District is excited to announce that their District and Community Services campus is Tobacco-Free!
The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, City of Waco Municipal Court and Parks and Recreation departments care for the health of McLennan County residents. For this reason, the campus bacame Tobacco Free on May 1, 2014. This policy does not allow tobacco products of any kind to be used on the campus at 201 and 225 W. Waco Drive which includes both the Municipal Services and Waco-McLennan County Public Health District buildings and all adjacent parking lots.
For more information, please visit the Health District website here.
Pre-Diabetes Education Information
Join the YMCA’s Pre-Diabetes Prevention Program and learn how to reduce your risk for developing diabetes, one small step at a time.
A one-year community-based program designed to enable adults
to make lifestyle changes that will improve their overall health and
reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
YMCA MEMBERSHIP NOT REQUIRED.
To see if you qualify or for information about program fees
and financial assistance, contact: CRYSTAL MELTON at 254.776.6612 OR CRYSTAL.MELTON@YMCACTX.ORG
Diabetes Education Information
Don’t let diabetes control you, take control of your diabetes. For information about FREE diabetes self-management classes and cooking classes, contact Armando Galindo at 750-5631 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Together, we can create a healthier and stronger community!
The FDA has been working on a diabetes initiative to remove from the market illegal products, including some labeled as dietary supplements that claim to mitigate, treat, cure or prevent diabetes and related complications. The agency recently warned 15 foreign and domestic companies that the sale of their illegally marketed diabetes products violates federal law. Learn more about this topic at www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ProtectYourself/HealthFraud/ucm352276.htm.
(Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Texas Diabetic Council)
Upcoming Diabetes Self-Management Classes: FREE!
(Classes fill up quickly, so please pre-register by phone or email at 254-757-5180 or
Do Well, Be Well
Dates: July 10, 17, 24, 31, and August 7
Time: 5:30 P.M – 8:30 P.M.
Location: Emeritus at Meadowlands
3801 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Waco TX 76708
Sweet Talkers – Diabetes Support Group
Date: Meet every 3rd Monday of the month
Time: 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M.
Location: Waco-McLennan County Public Health District
Are you at risk for Heart Disease? Click here to assess your risk of having a heart attack or dying from coronary heart disease in the next 10 years!
Are you at risk for Diabetes? Click here to assess your risk of prediabetes or Type 2 Diabetes!
A community coalition dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of McLennan County residents through collaborative community action, education, and prevention.
Live Well Waco, a collaborative effort of businesses, organizations, and individuals, has identified 5 categories of wellness:
In the links above, you can find information, tips, and resources to help live a healthy, happy life in McLennan County.
This website is intended to link viewers with wellness resources to improve overall wellness and to help people make healthier lifestyle choices. This site is not intended to diagnose or make prescription for any particular diet or exercise for any individual. Please enjoy the information and strive to live well!