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Texas Comptroller Susan Combs Announces Partnership to Combat Childhood Obesity

Texas Comptroller’s Office

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs has joined with libraries across the state to help fight against childhood obesity.

On Tuesday, Combs announced a partnership with the Texas Library Association to provide all public libraries and more than 1,100 public elementary schools with nutrition and fitness-related books and DVDs geared to children and pre-teens in the fight against obesity.

The partnership comes from the legislatively mandated Reshaping Texas Web Portal, which is a comprehensive statewide collection of resources to help Texans address the economic effects of obesity.

The Comptroller’s office is also supplying free sports equipment to public schools in areas identified as being at high risk for obesity.

In a press release, Combs’ office notes that according to studies, one in three children is overweight or obese in Texas.

“For most children, being overweight or obese is the result of unhealthy eating patterns and too little physical activity,” said Combs. “Innovative policies and practices can reach children while they are still young, reversing unhealthy weight trends and preventing weight gain in the first place.”

The Comptroller’s office will order and distribute more than 15,000 books and DVDs to be distributed to all 910 Texas public libraries and more than 1,100 select public elementary schools in August and September.

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