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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...

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...

NAMI Volunteer Meeting

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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!

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...

Power Over Diabetes

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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

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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.

Seley Park Ribbon Cutting

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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!

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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

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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...

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Charity Dinner

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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

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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

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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...

Free Cooking Demonstration at the Farmer's Market

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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

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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

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

YMCA Parent/Child Yoga

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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

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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...

Enhance Fitness at the YMCA

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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...

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

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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

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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

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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...

Fit for a Cause Kickoff Bash!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP

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

Veggie Van Reception

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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

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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...

RocktoberFest 2015 5k and kids races

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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!

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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...

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

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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...

Enhance Fitness at the YMCA

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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...

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...

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...

McDonald's serves up fitness trackers in Happy Meals

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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

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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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

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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...

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...

Change Your Salty Ways in Just 21 Days!

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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?

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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

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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

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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...

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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. 

The Most Common Cancers in America

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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!

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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...

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...

SB97 - E-Cigarettes added to Texas Tobacco Laws

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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

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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...

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

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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

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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,...