Children are better nourished in environments where affordable, healthy foods abound.
Good nutrition sets a foundation for children to grow into healthier, more secure adults. Healthy foods not only help fight off diet-related diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease, and prevent obesity; these foods also help children develop and grow, perform better in school, and get into healthy habits to last a lifetime. In many parts of Texas, rural and urban communities face challenges finding fresh, healthy, affordable foods nearby. Having good foods readily available ensures more children grow up with a healthy diet and weight.