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Galveston County Health District Launches Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) Initiative on November 17th.

 

Galveston County Health District will launch its Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) initiative Nov. 17 with a free family-friendly event from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the health district’s Texas City location.

HEAL came about as GCHD began developing its 2017-2022 Strategic Health Plan. GCHD sent out a survey to its clients, stakeholders and the community to learn more about their dietary and exercise habits. We learned lack of time and motivation were the primary reasons why those surveyed did not engage in a healthy diet or exercise.

 

In response, GCHD is developing a HEAL section on its website, www.gchd.org. HEAL will follow up on a lot of the feedback we received from the survey. It will include monthly exercise videos you can do at home, cooking videos for adults and children, healthy recipes and tips for shopping on a budget. We’re also linking to walking trails in the community, as well as community parks that have free workout equipment.

 

Galveston Co Health District HEAL Event Flyer