Celebrating 20 Years
Established in 1995 as one of the largest private foundation along the U.S.-Mexico border. We strive to promote health and prevent disease through leadership in health education, research and advocacy.
Focus is placed on communities living in El Paso and Hudspeth Counties in far west Texas, Doña Ana, Luna, and Otero Counties in southern New Mexico, and in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Invested more than $141 million in the mission of the Foundation and granted to more than 300 organizations across the Borderplex.
Healthy Eating and Active Living
The goals of the Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) initiative are to 1) increase fruit & vegetable consumption and improve portion control; 2) increase physical activity and decrease sedentary behavior; 3) create an environment that promotes healthy eating and active living without bias against obesity; and 4) achieve long-term sustainability of Paso del Norte Institute for Healthy Living (IHL) and HEAL initiative.
To achieve significant success in increasing healthy eating and act…
October 9, 2017
How much and what type of carbohydrate foods are important for managing your diet, especially if you have diabetes.
There are three main types of carbohydrates in food you should be aware of: starches (also known as complex carbohydrates), sugars and fiber. On the nutrition label, the term “total carbohydrate” includes all three types of carbohydrates.
Foods high in starch include: - Starchy vegetables like peas, corn, lima beans and potatoes - Lentils, pinto beans, kidney beans, black eyed peas and split peas - Grains like oats, barley and rice. (The majority of …
Posted on October 4, 2017
I was invited to a local middle school’s career day, where I was given the opportunity to explain my work developing a teen dating violence prevention curriculum.
To avoid complete boredom during my presentation, I immersed them in a curriculum activity.
(Life tip: Tell a middle school student they are the first to try your product, and they will enthusiastically agree to do it!)
The lesson consisted of identifying attitudes on “okay” and “not okay” behavior in a teen dating relationship. To my surprise, most of the students thought it was okay for their partner to engage in unheal…