Parker County focusing on childhood obesity prevention

Parker County

Parker County Photo - children standing in front of Farmers Market

Healthy Children Coalition for Parker County

Parker County, where families choose healthy and active lives.

Vision: The CCHAPS data indicates that in 2009 more than 6,300 children (31 percent) in Parker County were overweight or obese. Children who are overweight or obese are more likely than children of normal weight to be bullied or teased a lot at school, and they are less likely to enjoy very good or excellent health.

Healthy Children Coalition for Parker County (HCCPC) members are working on identifying positive nutrition and fitness solutions to address the local concern for children’s physical health.

Health Literacy – Is your message understood?

We recently covered this topic in our latest Regional Workshop. Health literacy is the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.

Healthy Children Coalition for Parker County 2015 Data

The Center for Children's Health is pleased to share the results of the Healthy Children Coalition for Parker County 2015 data report.

Upcoming events:

Did you miss our last event? Don't worry, a new event is just around the corner. Check back soon and often because we are always adding new happenings, dates and times

Interested in getting involved? For more information about the coalition and details about meeting location and time, please contact Jammie Josephson, Regional Coordinator, at 682-885-3071 or jammie.josephson@cookchildrens.org.