Preventing Childhood Obesity

Testimony to House Public Health Committee

Texas can reduce the human and financial impact of obesity by working to address and prevent childhood obesity, with particular attention to healthy pregnancies and the first few months and years of a child's life. We urge the committee to improve access to prenatal and postpartum care; continue investing in evidence-based interventions such as home visiting; and build on the state's programs to improve healthy eating and fitness in childhood, such DSHS's Obesity Prevention Program.

The full testimony is available here.