Updates

UTEP’s IHL Executive Director To Serve on The Obesity Society’s Executive Committee

This article was first published in the El Paso Herald-Post on December 05, 2018 https://elpasoheraldpost.com/uteps-pdn-nihl-executive-director-to-serve-on-the-obesity-societys-executive-committee/ UTEP officials announced that Leah Whigham, Ph.D., executive director of the Paso del Norte Institute for Healthy Living (IHL) at UTEP, will serve as secretary/treasurer of The Obesity Society (TOS). Whigham holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from Iowa State University and
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Oh, SNAP – A Food Fight to Open Nutrition 2018

This article was first published on the ConscienHealth on June 10, 2018 by Leah Whigham PhD, FTOS http://conscienhealth.org/2018/06/oh-snap-a-food-fight-to-open-nutrition-2018/ Marlene Schwartz did a fine job summarizing the main issues. Feasibility Foods come in so many forms and no one agrees on how to define “healthy.” Yet programs like WIC do it and there are technology advances
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Anti-Obesity Partnerships Beyond the Usual Suspects

This article was first published on the ConscienHealth website on May 6, 2018 by Leah Whigham PhD, FTOS http://conscienhealth.org/2018/05/anti-obesity-partnerships-beyond-the-usual-suspects/ The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) held its annual summit – Innovating a Healthier Future – last week in Washington, DC. PHA came to life in 2010 as an offshoot of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign. The mission is to
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A Taste for Health at Nutrition 2018

This article was first published on the ConscienHealth website on June 10, 2018 by Leah Whigham PhD, FTOS http://conscienhealth.org/2018/06/a-taste-for-health-at-nutrition-2018/ People won’t eat what they don’t like. So if we want them to eat healthy food, it must taste good. Of course, nothing is simple about making the healthiest food taste good to most people people. We are driven
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2018 HEAL Hero Recipient: La Semilla Food Center

  The Paso del Norte Institute for Healthy Living (IHL) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2018 HEAL Hero award is La Semilla Food Center. La Semilla is a 501(c)3 non profit organization dedicated to fostering a healthy, self-reliant, fair, and sustainable food system in the Paso del Norte region of Southern New
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Recap-Texas Legislative Update Meeting w/ Texans Care for Children – By Stephanie Rubin

  On Thursday, September 28, Texans Care for Children's CEO, Stephanie Rubin, and Senior Health Policy Associate, Adriana Kohler, shared an update on how children's health issues fared in the 2017 Texas Legislative Session. They also facilitated a discussion with El Paso County legislators, Senator José Rodríguez and Representative Mary González, on their perspectives on legislative
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Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) Technical Assistance Training Workshop

On June 21st, the IHL co-facilitated a policy training workshop with the American Heart Association (AHA) to help community stakeholders and policy makers understand the technical aspects of HFFIs. HFFIs have developed around the country as a tool for state and local governments to bring new and enhance existing supermarkets, grocery stores and food retail
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El Paso County-Wide Linear Trail Public Meetings 8/9 & 8/10

Seeking Public Input for a County-wide Linear Trail in El Paso, Texas The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Health Foundation) is partnering with the Institute for Healthy Living to develop a route map for a county-wide linear trail in El Paso, Texas. Trails and outdoor recreation opportunities are an excellent way for people to get outdoors, exercise, and explore their neighborhoods.
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