Posts tagged: waco mclennan county public health district


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...

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...

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! 

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....

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...

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...



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...

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! 

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...



September 15th - December 10th, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm - The YMCA of Central Texas is starting a 13-week LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program on Sept. 15. It will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30...

FREE HIV Testing, one day only


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...

Community Cross Training Event


June 30th, 2015 8:00am - 12:00pm - Sign up here for the Heart of Texas Aging and Disability Research Center's Community Cross Training Event! A wonderful opportunity for our community to come together...

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...


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...

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...

Sip Smarter


July 6th, 2016 -

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...

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...

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...

When Smokers Quit...


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

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...

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...

Upcoming Blood Drive Alert!


September 8th, 2015 - Save the Date to Save Lives at Waco-McLennan County Public Health District! The gift of a blood donation helped save the life of Emily Stephenson. Your...

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...

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...

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...

Good Times Guide to summer fun for the whole family!


June 9th, 2015 - It is summer time! The perfect time to get out with the whole family and have some fun. Staying active is so important because it...

Has poor dietary advice led to our Diabetes epidemic?


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...