Posts tagged: healthier community


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 - Join us at Dewey Recreation Center (925 N. 9th Street) to meet our newest Community Health Workers representing the 76707 area and learn more about local health...

NAMI Family-to-Family


July 10th, 2017 6:00 - 8:00pm - Contact NAMI to register for this NAMI Family-to-Family class at 254-297-7107 and namiwaco@gmail.com NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session education program for family, partners, friends and...

NAMI Peer-to-Peer Education Program


July 10th, 2017 6:00 - 8:30pm - REGISTATION REQUIRED: Contact Us: NAMI Waco P.O. Box 24278 Waco, TX 76702 254-297-7107 Namiwaco@gmail.com

Kids Garden Expo


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...

Raised Bed and Container Gardening


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


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 -

Healthy Soul Food Cooking Demonstration


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!


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...

NAMI Volunteer Meeting


March 9th, 2017 5:30 - 6:30pm - Help National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) with their largest annual outreach event, their 1st NAMI walk!  See flyer for details!

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 - 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


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 - Please Join for a FREE Health Series “Power Over Diabetes” Wednesdays from 6:00pm — 7:00pm (Registration from 5:30 — 6:00 p.m.) South Waco Community Center (2815...

NAMI Homefront


January 31st - December 26th, 2017 - The NAMI Homefront Education Program 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...

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 - Superhero 5 Mile Run supports Special Olympics Texas – Heart of Texas area. Your participation helps provide year-round sports training and athletic competition, inclusion, and...

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...

2016 Waco Heart Walk


October 22nd - 23rd, 2016 8:00 - 10:00am - On Saturday, October 22, the American Heart Association will be holding their annual Heart Walk at Waco's McLane Stadium.  The festivities will begin at 8 a.m....

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...



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


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 -

MEND at the YMCA


October 1st - July 15th, 2016 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! 

Family Fitness Challenge


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!

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...

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...

Enhance Fitness at the YMCA


April 4th - July 22nd, 2016 - This is a 16-week program that helps people with arthritis exercise safely and effectively. Locations include: Waco Family YMCA: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:30 pm  Doris Miller...



April 12th, 2016 1:00pm - The YMCA and Livestrong have joined together to create a research-based physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total...

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...

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...

A Night On The Farm


November 7th - 8th, 2015 5:00 - 8:00pm - Dinner under the stars, prepared by local chefs, with local ingredientsfeaturing: Milo, Happy Harvest, Heritage Creamery, &Blackland Bakery DetailsSaturday, November 7th5pm Hors D’oeuvres & Sunset Tours of the Farm6:30pm...

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...

Hungry Games 2015 Kickoff Event


August 27th - 28th, 2015 5:00 - 7:00pm - Di' Amore Fine Jewelers is teaming up with The Heart of Texas Autism Network & The Shepherds Heart for the Hungry Games 2015 Kickoff Event....


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 - 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...

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...

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 - 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


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"


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...

Sodium and the "Silent Killer"


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!


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...

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...

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. 

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...

In Chicago, Former Park Houses Become Cooking Classrooms


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...

Live Well Waco officially adopted by Prosper Waco!


August 10th, 2015 - Live Well Waco has officially been adopted by the Health arm of Prosper Waco and is working to decrease the percentage of Waco-area adults and children...