Posts tagged: public 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...

Biological Pest Control Presentation


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...

Cool Summer Cooking Demo


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

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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!

Hands-On Advocacy Training


March 11th, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm - NAMI Smarts for Advocacy gives you step-by step tools and the hands-on practice you need to feel clear, confident and ready to make difference. See...

Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes


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...

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! 

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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.



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...

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...

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 -

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...


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...

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...

Do I Have Prediabetes?


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"


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...

Donut Worry - National Donut Day includes healthy recipes too!


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...

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 -

Alcohol in e-cigs can affect motor skills


January 12th, 2016 - Some commercially available e-cigarettes contain enough alcohol to impact motor skills, a new Yale University School of Medicine study shows. E-cigarettes deliver nicotine by vaporizing liquids,...

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...

Bill Banning Sale of E-Cigarettes to Texas Youth Takes Effect


November 30th, 2015 - On October 1, Texas joined 40 other states by restricting youth under the age of 18 from purchasing, possessing, consuming or accepting as a gift e-cigarettes...

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...

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...

September is National Preparedness Month!


September 17th, 2015 - At this time, we should turn our attention and efforts towards taking the basic steps of personal preparedness. Every individual and family has unique needs...