Making Austin and Travis County Healthier
One easy step at a time
Small Easy Ways to be Healthier in Austin.
ONE EASY STEP AT A TIME.
Healthy Places, Healthy People envisions a community where healthy foods are available in every neighborhood, schools are a place to learn lifelong healthy habits, workplaces understand that healthy employees are productive employees, parks encourage safe and healthy play, and sidewalks and bike lanes welcome families and commuters.
Say No to
Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) or sugary drinks are the leading source of added sugars in the American diet. On average, we drink 20 teaspoons, or almost a half a cup, of added sugar every day.
Limiting the amount of SSBs in your drink can help…
You can be active wherever you are, and there are many benefits to exercise, including increased energy, improved memory, sleep, and mood, and decreased weight. You also decrease your risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and some cancers.
$2,500 Healthy Living Mini Grant Opening October 2023!