Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on Thursday announced the launching of a new website -- www.ReshapingTexas.org -- geared to look at the economic impacts of obesity and show where in the state children are most at risk.
It's called Reshaping Texas, an effort geared to help the more than one in five Texas children between the ages of 10 to 17 who are obese.
“Our goal is to provide a collaborative, interactive clearinghouse of news, data, research and success stories involving Texas’ fight to treat and prevent obesity,” Combs said. “ReshapingTexas is part of our ongoing effort to give Texans the tools and information they need on the front lines of this issue. We need people across the state to help tackle obesity head-on, in order to avoid future health and economic pitfalls.”
The website, the result of legislation in 2011, includes an interactive mapping function to show where youths might be most at risk. It also shows costs associated with obesity.
-- Anna M. Tinsley