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Kids Garden Expo

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June 27th, 2017 4:00 - 7:30pm - Join us for our summer Kids Garden Expo hosted by Baylor Community Engagement and Service and HOT Urban Gardening Coalition. Kids will showcase what they...

Biological Pest Control Presentation

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June 28th, 2017 6:00 - 7:00pm - Program presentation by Steven Arthurs from TAMU Entomology Department. Program plans to combine both PowerPoint presentation on biological control options for gardens and greenhouses as...

Raised Bed and Container Gardening

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June 6th, 2017 6:00 - 8:00pm - Heart of Texas Urban Garden Coalition is hosting a presentation on Raised Bed and Container Gardening by Dr. Peter Ampim from Prairie View A&M on...

Cool Summer Cooking Demo

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

DJ Cavem & Alkemia Earth

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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...

Healthy Soul Food Cooking Demonstration

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November 4th, 2017 11:00am - 3:00pm - Save the Date on November 4th, 2017 for the next Healthy Soul Food Cooking Demonstration! 

Spring Cleaning - A New You!

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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...

Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes

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March 30th - April 27th, 2017 4:00 - 6:30pm - Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes is a 5 week program for people with Type 2 Diabetes. There will be a new topic each week. See...

NAMI Family Education on Mental Health

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February 23rd, 2017 5:30 - 8:30pm - Family Education about Mental Illness This FREE class will include information to help you understand, emphasize, and cope with mental health conditions as well as comes...

Hearts & Homes Ladies Conference

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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...

LIVESTRONG

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October 1st - 2nd, 2016 8:00 - 1:00pm - The YMCA of Central Texas strives to offer free programming to cancer survivors with the purpose of restoring spirit, mind and body. Your entry fee enables...

Event 6

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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

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

Fitness in the Park

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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...

Family Fitness Challenge

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June 13th - July 31st, 2016 7:15 - 1:00pm - FREE FAMILY BINGO WALK Family Fitness Challenge Kickoff! Monday, June 13th 7:15-8:15 p.m. @ Baylor Track & Field Stadium (gate opens at 6:45 p.m.) *Walk, play BINGO, and win door prizes!

Tobacco Cessation Classes

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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...

Healthy Soul Food Cooking Demonstration Event

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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!

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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...

FREE HIV Testing, one day only

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June 26th, 2015 9:00am - 1:00pm - It's almost that wonderful day! National HIV Testing Day! On June 26th from 9am-1pm the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District will be giving FREE Rapid...

Smoke-Free Waco Coalition Meeting

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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!

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August 8th, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm - Parents, mark your calendars for Saturday, August 8th from 9am-noon for the 2015 Waco ISD FAMILY FEST! This back to school event will be held...

Articles

New & Improved Nutrition Facts Label

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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

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January 5th, 2017 - The plan is being funded through a grant by the Texas Healthy Communities Program at the Texas Department of State Health Services, with the goal...

Sip Smarter

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July 6th, 2016 -

The 10 states with the most smokers

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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?

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June 8th, 2016 - WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Certain weeks of a woman’s menstrual cycle may be better than others for quitting smoking, a small study...

Eating to Death

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June 7th, 2016 - Eating to Death: Number of people afflicted with diabetes has quadrupled since 1980. (NaturalNews) The World Health Organization (WHO) recently revealed that the number of adults...

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

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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?

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June 7th, 2016 - What is prediabetes, and do I have it? Prediabetes means a person's blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal, but not high enough yet to...

Sodium and the "Silent Killer"

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June 7th, 2016 - A lot of people may be confused about sodium. It’s essential for life but too much can really harm our health.. so how much do...

Get Out and Garden Today!

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June 6th, 2016 - It's National Garden Day!  Did you know, gardening is considered moderate to high-intensity exercise? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to 330...

Donut Worry - National Donut Day includes healthy recipes too!

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June 3rd, 2016 - Today is the 78th Annual National Donut Day! Did you know that this day was created in 1938 by The Salvation Army?? The idea originated...

Americans Urged to Limit Sugar

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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...

When Smokers Quit...

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

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

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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

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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

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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?

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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...

Your Body Immediately After Vaping an E-Cigarette

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August 28th, 2015 - While much research has been done on conventional cigarettes, data on e-cigs is much more sparse. This is because e-cigs were only invented in 2003...

In Chicago, Former Park Houses Become Cooking Classrooms

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August 13th, 2015 - How a 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...

Waco Smoking Ban Passes Final Vote 5-1!

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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...

American Heart Association's workplace wellness program recommendations

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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!

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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?

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June 5th, 2015 - So many people have been told to cut fat from their diets, to reduce the saturated fats down to almost nothing. That may be a...

Eradicating Tobacco Use On Texas College Campuses

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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...