Posts tagged: health


Chew on This!


March 21st - 2nd, 2018 12:00 - 1:00pm - Come join us at the Waco-McLennan County Public health District to learn about improving healthy living and ways to manage your health! Lunch will be provided....

Community Health Worker Health Expo Launch


March 10th, 2018 11:00am - 3:00pm - ...newest Community health Workers representing the 76707 area and learn more about local health and wellness resources!...

Go Red For Women


February 2nd, 2018 - Go Red For Women by participating in National Wear Red Day®  a Heart health Awareness Campaign, so put on your best red outfit!

Cool Summer Cooking Demo


May 8th, 2017 5:30 - 6:30pm - Learn how to cook cool summer dishes for managing blood pressure and diabetes!

DJ Cavem & Alkemia Earth


May 27th, 2017 8:00 - 1:00pm - Event Details: Saturday, May 27th 2017 8 AM: Free Yoga by Alkemia Earth @ Heritage Square 9 AM: Normal Farmer's Market Opening 10 AM: Cooking Demonstration by Alkemia...

Event 10


April 7th, 2017 1:00pm -

Spring Cleaning - A New You!


April 26th, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm - Anyone living with a Mental health condition is invited to learn how to improve their whole health. This FREE event will have information booths, snacks...

Farm Day


April 8th, 2017 10:00am - 3:00pm - World Hunger Relief will host a “Farm Day” on April 8th, 2017 from 10 am – 3 pm at 356 Spring Lake Rd Waco, TX....

Metropolitan Area Active Transportation Plan Kick Off & Community Gathering


March 23rd, 2017 6:00 - 7:00pm - The Waco MPO will hold a community gathering/workshop on March 23, 2017 to kick off their new Active Transportation Plan.  This plan will provide the framework...

Walk Across Texas!


March 2nd, 2017 5:30 - 6:30pm - Walk Across Texas is kicking off on Thursday, March 2nd at 5:30 pm at the Redwood Shelter, Cameron Park! 

NAMI Family Education on Mental Health


February 23rd, 2017 5:30 - 8:30pm - ...class will include information to help you understand, emphasize, and cope with mental health conditions as well as comes with a self-help book!...

Hearts & Homes Ladies Conference


February 25th, 2017 10:00am - 3:00pm - The Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is gearing up their Spring Event and are bringing back the Women’s health Conference. It will be an incredible...

Power Over Diabetes


January 11th - February 2nd, 2017 5:30 - 7:00pm - ...you think you might be at risk, please join us for our FREE health sessions, “Power Over Diabetes” to learn more about how to live...

NAMI Homefront


January 31st - December 26th, 2017 - ...is for family and friends of Military Service Members and Veterans with mental health conditions....

5 Year Anniversary at the Farmer's Market Event!


November 11th - 12th, 2016 5:00 - 8:00pm - Come help us celebrate our five year anniversary at this special nighttime Market event! There will be the great produce and food vendors you've come...

FREE Health Insurance Education Workshops


November 22nd - December 7th, 2016 - The Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is proud to host a series of FREE health Insurance Workshops for the community. This event is open to...

Seley Park Ribbon Cutting


November 9th - 7th, 2016 - Join in the celebration and opening of Seley Park at the Ribbon Cutting Event on November 9th at 10am.

Upcoming - Free Cooking Demonstrations at the Farmer's Market!


October 29th - November 20th, 2016 - Looking for fresh and affordable foods? Visit the Waco Downtown Farmer’s Market for some upcoming Cooking Demonstrations with local vendors and chefs! Check out the schedule...

Superhero 5 Mile Run


October 22nd - 23rd, 2016 8:00 - 10:00am - ...area. Your participation helps provide year-round sports training and athletic competition, inclusion, and health programs for children and adult athletes with intellectual disabilities. See flyer for...

A Night On The Farm


October 21st - 23rd, 2016 5:00 - 7:00pm - This event is a farm-to-table dinner under the stars and time to celebrate friends, supporters, and the legacy of the Farm.  Friday and Saturday, October 21st...

Free Medical Care Event!


October 1st, 2016 8:00am - 3:00pm - Some people are not able to get the medical care they need for themselves or for their families. Let us help you get the care...

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Charity Dinner


September 30th - August 24th, 2016 - Tickets for the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Charity Dinner are now available!  When: Sept. 30, 2016 at 6 p.m. Where: Baylor Scott and White Hillcrest Auditorium Cost: $15...

Event 6


July 15th, 2016 1:00pm - Aug. 23. MEND is a 10-week program for children ages 7-13 that are above their healthy body weight. It helps the child and their family...

Live Strong and the YMCA


October 1st - July 15th, 2016 8:00am - 1:00pm -

Fitness in the Park


July 9th - June 30th, 2016 10:00am - 10:30pm - As a part of her internship, Kodie Talley will be hosting a fitness event in Cameron Park for the community. This event is intended to...

Fitness in the Park


July 9th - June 27th, 2016 10:00 - 10:30pm - Join us for some fun fitness in the park! We will be doing circuit trianing exercises promoting fitness anywhere anytime with no equipment! 

Free Cooking Demonstration at the Farmer's Market


May 21st - 22nd, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm - The first demo will be at 10am and the second demo will be at 12pm.

MEND at the YMCA


May 4th - June 1st, 2016 - What: MEND is a 10-week program for children that are above their healthy body weight. The program meets twice per week and teaches children and...

Hot Yoga at the YMCA


May 6th - 7th, 2016 - YMCA Member? Come join a free hot yoga sesion! Check out the flyer for more details.

YMCA Parent/Child Yoga


May 7th - 8th, 2016 - Are you a member of the YMCA? If so, there is a great opportunity to exercise with your family through Parent/Child Yoga on May 7th...

Free Skin Cancer Screening


May 19th - 20th, 2016 5:30 - 7:00pm - Join us for a FREE skin cancer screening May 19th 5:30-7pm at the Baylor Scott & White Cancer Center! No appointment is needed and for...

Walk Across Texas


March 10th - May 8th, 2016 - The McLennan County Walk Across Texas program will begin on March 14 and conclude on May 8.  The Kick-Off will be held on March 10...

Tobacco Cessation Classes


April 13th - December 30th, 2016 - Learn how to overcome your tobacco addiction so you can start enjoying the benefits of better health! The dates and times are to be announced once...

Fit for a Cause Kickoff Bash!


April 24th - 25th, 2016 3:00 - 4:30pm - Fit for a Cause is a project to provide fitness activities and opportunities for the Waco community. Come join the kickoff bash April 24th and...

YMCA Healthy Kids Day


April 23rd - 24th, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm - Join in the family fun at this year's YMCA healthy Kids Day! With lots of fun activities, the family can enjoy a day of healthy...

Mental Health First Aid Certification


April 23rd - 24th, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm - Mental health First Aid teaches non-mental health professionals how to help someone experiencing a mental health challenge. Come learn the basic understanding of what different mental...

Panel Discussion & Lunch


April 20th - 21st, 2016 12:15 - 1:15pm - Join NAMI Waco for a Panel Discussion and Lunch to discuss the topic of Resolving Conflict Between Mental health Consumers and Law Enforcement.  Location: Waco McLennan...

Sock it to Diabetes Walk 2016


May 7th - 8th, 2016 7:30 - 10:30am - Help us stop Diabetes! Bring your family, friends, coworkers, neighbors and join for a morning of exercise and healthy living activities at the 2nd Annual...

Healthy Soul Food Cooking Demonstration Event


April 9th - 10th, 2016 11:00 - 3:00am - Enjoy a fun filled day for the entire family on healthy cooking, wellness, nutrition seminars, and professional chef food demos, exercise classes, door prizes and a whole lot...

Heart Health Education for Everyone!


February 12th - 13th, 2016 10:00 - 10:30am - Jeffrey Place health Care is hosting and Early Heart Attack Care Signs and Symptoms Education Session! Please join them on Friday February 12th 10-10:30am to hear...



January 18th - December 19th, 2016 5:30 - 6:30pm -

Veggie Van Reception


January 13th - 14th, 2016 1:00 - 2:00pm - Honoring United health Care becoming a Veggie Van Driver World Hunger Relief, Inc. invites you to: A reception featureing snacks sourced from the Veggie Van & A presentation...

Health Expo at the YMCA


October 22nd - November 6th, 2015 5:00 - 7:00pm - Join both YMCA locations for their health Expo! Activities include free screenings (hearing, vision, blood pressure, glucose, BMI and body fat calculations). HEB will be...

Farmer’s Market Fall Festival


October 13th - 14th, 2015 3:00 - 7:00pm - The Waco Downtown Farmers Market is partnering with the Baylor Campus Kitchen and the Urban Gardening Coalition to host a Fall Festival celebrating the Tuesday...

RocktoberFest 2015 5k and kids races


October 3rd - 4th, 2015 9:00am - 1:00pm - Join in this fun 5K and kids races event for RocktoberFest to benefit the Robinson Education Foundation. The 5k race begins at 9 am with...

RocktoberFest 2015!


October 3rd - September 22nd, 2015 9:00am - 1:00pm - Join in this fun 5K and kids races event for RocktoberFest to benefit the Robinson Education Foundation. The 5k race begins at 9 am with...

RocktoberFest Fun Run Event!


October 3rd - September 18th, 2015 9:00am - 1:00pm - Sign up to join the 5k or kids races to benefit the Robinson Education Foundation! Then, stick around after the races to enjoy other Rocktoberfest...

Charity Dinner for LIVESTRONG at the YMCA


October 2nd - 3rd, 2015 - Join us for a fajita dinner provided by Chuy's, dessert created by the Egg & I, music by Jon Fox and a silent auction. Location: Baylor...



September 15th - December 10th, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm - ...a free 12-week program for cancer survivors designed to help them reclaim their health and wellness. The program is free, but registration is required. Contact Crystal...

Enhance Fitness at the YMCA


August 17th - December 4th, 2015 - EnhanceFitness is a 16-week program that meets 3 times per week for one hour each class. It is a CDC recognized program designed to help...

Smoke-Free Waco Coalition Meeting


June 3rd, 2015 12:00 - 1:00pm - Come out and support our community's right to 'Breathe Well'. If you are interested in improving the quality of life of all by helping us...

The 2015 4th Annual Waco ISD Family Fest!


August 8th, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm - ...entertainment for all who attend. You and your family may also participate in health screenings, get physicals and immunizations, and learn more about what you...

MEND: a FREE health program for kids and their parents


June 22nd - August 27th, 2015 6:30 - 8:30pm - Parents: NOW is the time to invest in your child's health. This FREE 10-week program will help you and your child build a healthy life...


New & Improved Nutrition Facts Label


January 26th, 2017 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has updated the Nutrition Facts label on packaged foods and beverages with a fresh design that will make it...

The McLennan County Active Living & Healthy Eating Plan


January 5th, 2017 - ...goal to design and implement changes in the community and adopt priority public health practices to reduce risk factors for chronic diseases. The plan has been...

Waco-McLennan County Trended Health Report 2016


October 5th, 2016 - ...of creating a tool that local entities can use to further identify the health status and needs of McLennan County residents. This health Report is...

Texas Healthy Communities Assessment - Phase 2


September 28th, 2016 - The American obesity epidemic has become a national prevention priority. Underserved communities are particularly vulnerable to obesity-related risks because of barriers to engaging in healthy...

McDonald's serves up fitness trackers in Happy Meals


August 17th, 2016 - In 2011, McDonald’s began offering the choice between fruit or Go-Gurt with Happy Meals to increase the availability of fruits and vegetable options on their menu. At the...

Sip Smarter


July 6th, 2016 -

The 10 states with the most smokers


June 20th, 2016 - The smoking rate in the United States has fallen in the last 50 years, dropping from 42.4% in 1965 to 18.0% in 2012. According to the Centers...

Base Quit-Smoking Day on Menstrual Cycle?


June 8th, 2016 - ...to say no when attempting to quit, the researchers suggested. Women suffer more severe health problems from smoking than men, including a 25 percent increased risk...

Eating to Death


June 7th, 2016 - ...a contributing factor in an additional 2.2 million deaths that year. The UN health agency's first global report on diabetes pinpointed the changes in the...

Redefining Healthy: FDA to adjust their definition of "healthy"


June 7th, 2016 - Which is healthier: Pop-Tarts... ...or almonds? Based on the definition of "healthy," the correct answer is pop-tarts!!! The FDA is currently changing the modern definition of healthy. The...

Do I Have Prediabetes?


June 7th, 2016 - ...to develop type 2 diabetes and are also at increased risk for serious health probelms such as stroke and heart disease.  Prediabetes often can be reversed...

Sodium and the "Silent Killer"


June 7th, 2016 - ...life. American's are recommended to eat 1500 mg of sodium per day to avoid health issues. The top sodium sources in the US population include:   Breads and...

Upcoming - Free Cooking Demonstrations at the Farmer's Market!


May 10th, 2016 - Looking for fresh and affordable foods? Visit the Waco Downtown Farmer's Market for some upcoming Cooking Demonstrations with local vendors and chefs!  Check out the schedule below! **Please...

Veggie Van Schedule Summer 2016


March 29th, 2016 - Introducing the new schedule for the summer at the Veggie Van! What is the Veggie Van? It is a mobile farmer's market that sells fruits, vegetables...

Providence Diabetes Classes


January 25th, 2016 -

Americans Urged to Limit Sugar


January 7th, 2016 - Concerned about the cholesterol and fat in your diet? That's so 2015. If you want to stay on the cutting edge of nutrition advice, what you...

Change Your Salty Ways in Just 21 Days!


January 5th, 2016 - Kick off 2016 by adopting a new habit. In just 21 days, you can: Transform your taste buds Find (and enjoy) foods with more moderate levels of sodium Reduce...

What is Prosper Waco?


December 16th, 2015 - Click here to get a glimpse of the community partners and see that the Prosper Waco initiative truly is a community effort!   To visit the Prosper Waco website...

Link between e-cigarette flavors and lung disease


December 9th, 2015 - Flavored e-cigarettes may seem like an alternative to smoking, but researchers warn that flavored e-cigarettes may not be worth the unknown long-term risks. Researchers at the Harvard University...

Applebee's to Remove Soda from Kids' Menus


November 30th, 2015 - Applebee’s will become the first family-dining restaurant chain to remove soda from its children’s menus, joining fast-food chains McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, and Dairy Queen.  “Soda and other sugar drinks...

When Smokers Quit...


November 23rd, 2015 - Check out this motion graphic showing the healing process over time the body makes after one quits smoking. 

Prelim Eval of Berkeley Soda Tax Shows It's Working As Intended


November 18th, 2015 - New from Public health Institute: Interim results from the largest-to-date evaluation of Berkeley, California’s 2014 sugar sweetened beverage excise tax show that the one cent per...

The Most Common Cancers in America


November 2nd, 2015 - Although cancer takes many forms, there are four that claim the lives of over a quarter of a million Americans every year: breast, prostate, lung,...

National Eating Healthy Day is November 4!


October 28th, 2015 - The American Heart Association is committed to helping all Americans live longer and healthier lives!  Celebrate National Eating healthy Day by making healthier food choices. On this day each...

World Stroke Day is October 29th! Sing to End Stroke!


October 21st, 2015 - What if singing a song could give someone the power to spot stroke signs and take action? And what if sharing the song could spread...

Texas Healthy Communities Assessment - Phase 1


October 12th, 2015 - The American obesity epidemic has become a national prevention priority. Underserved communities are particularly vulnerable to obesity-related risks because of barriers to engaging in healthy...

A toddler in Texas diagnosed with type 2 diabetes


September 17th, 2015 - A little girl in Texas had a diet so unhealthy that she developed Type 2 diabetes before her fourth birthday, a doctor who treated her...

Is Your Heart Age Older Than You?


September 2nd, 2015 - Though there are other ways of looking at your risk for having a heart attack or stroke, heart age is an easy way for us...

SB97 - E-Cigarettes added to Texas Tobacco Laws


August 26th, 2015 - Changes will take effect October 1, 2015 for the 2015-2016 school year to treat e-cigarettes in a similar manner as cigarettes as it relates to...

In Chicago, Former Park Houses Become Cooking Classrooms


August 13th, 2015 - ...weekly after-school class offered by the city’s Park District is bringing cooking and health education to under-served neighborhoods. A weekly after-school class offered by the Chicago...

Live Well Waco officially adopted by Prosper Waco!


August 10th, 2015 - ...impact model brings together key leaders and organizations in the areas of education, health and financial security to comprehensively (1) identify and quantify challenges facing our community,...

Waco Smoking Ban Passes Final Vote 5-1!


July 22nd, 2015 - Smoking in bars, restaurants and other enclosed public spaces will be illegal after Jan. 1 under an ordinance the Waco City Council approved Tuesday. Read the...

Waco City Council votes 5-1 for 100% Smoke Free Ordinance!


July 15th, 2015 - We've had some great success but the fight still continues! On July 7th the City Council voted in favor of a comprehenisve smoke-free ordinance 5-1. ...

American Heart Association's workplace wellness program recommendations


July 15th, 2015 - According to the AHA, a comprehensive wellness program is crucial to improving the health of those in the American workplace. A comprehensive program would include health education,...

Don't put yourself at risk for heat related illnesses!


July 13th, 2015 - It is getting HOT HOT HOT outside! Take measures to protect yourself and the kids. Heatstroke can lead to disability and even death and the...

Has poor dietary advice led to our Diabetes epidemic?


June 5th, 2015 - ...to reduce the saturated fats down to almost nothing. That may be a health conscience decision, but when the food manufacturers started removing the fat...

Eradicating Tobacco Use On Texas College Campuses


May 26th, 2015 - With their Casual Smoker Campaign and their Alternative Products Campaign, Peers Against Tobacco are working to improve college campus' tobacco policies and eradicate tobacco use...