The obesity epidemic continues to be one of the most important health problems facing Texas today. The prevalence of overweight and obesity among Texas children and adults is higher than the national average and continues to increase.
In order to curtail the obesity epidemic, public and private partners must work together on common goals. The Strategic Plan for the Prevention of Obesity in Texas: 2005-2010 (The Plan) lays the foundation for public and private partners to work on preventing obesity. The Plan builds upon the original 2003 Strategic Plan created by the 2001-2003 Statewide Obesity Taskforce. The vision, mission, and goals of the original 2003 Strategic Plan remain the same.
The Strategic Plan for the Prevention of Obesity in Texas: 2005-2010 is a working document. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Activity and Nutrition (TexAN) Coalition will track the implementation of the Strategic Plan. Addendums will be created as needed and the document will be revised every five years.
For a copy of Texas' plan click here.
For more information on the Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Prevention Program in Texas click here.
To see an update on Texas' Plan: Updates for the Strategic Plan for the Prevention of Obesity in Texas click here.