About the Healthy Community Network:
The Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) Healthy Community Network (HCN) unites local elected officials who are committed to advancing health in communities across the Lone Star State. These leaders have joined together to reduce hunger, prevent obesity, and promote wellness by ensuring all Texans can embrace the 3E’s of Healthy Living – Education, Exercise, and Eating Right. HCN recognizes the efforts of these leaders and supports their vision for a healthier Texas.
The Healthy Community Network:
local elected officials and their efforts to model healthy behaviors, develop broad-based partnerships, and support key health initiatives.
local elected officials to like-minded leaders, city-specific data, and grant opportunities.
Texans to choose healthy lifestyles, serve as role models for young people and partner with others for stronger communities.
Eligibility and Program Requirements:
A member of HCN shall be a local elected official in Texas (i.e. Mayor, County Judge, City Commissioner, etc.). HCN members have access to tools and resources that can assist with expanding local wellness partnerships and initiatives. Members receive six newsletters that include topics such as success stories of other HCN members, Food and Nutrition program highlights, and health-focused grant opportunities. HCN members will also receive four HCN challenges to support healthy eating in their schools and community. HCN members are encouraged to complete all four challenges; however, the level of involvement is up to each individual member.