Health Priorities, Initiatives & Programs

Healthy Eating

A high-quality diet with appropriate daily caloric intake provides essential nutrients, helps people maintain a healthy weight, and decreases their risk of chronic diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and cancer. Evidence clearly associates healthy eating to better health outcomes; however, many people do not consume the daily recommended levels of nutritious foods, such as fruits and vegetables, that make up a healthy diet. The Health Foundation’s focus in the Healthy Eating initiative is educational programs, such as nutrition and cooking classes, that influence behaviors in selecting, preparing, cooking, and eating heathy foods and policy and promotion activities that encourage healthy eating.

Program Lead: Jana Renner

Awarded Grants

Project Title Organization Grant Amount
Kelly FreshStart Kelly Memorial for Hunger Relief $145,992.00
Healthy Eating and Active Living in Palomas, Chihuahua, Mexico Border Partners $134,400.00
Tasterspace - Expanding Food Education Among School Aged Children Desert Spoon Food Hub $98,290.00
Arbol de Vida-2022 Arbol de Vida $151,905.35
Primary Care Obesity Management: Efficacy and Implementation Evaluation The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston $147,902.00
Sabrosa Vida Cooking Class El Paso Diabetes Association, Inc. $27,060.00
La Semilla Edible Education and Community Education La Semilla Food Center $350,482.00
Converting El Paso Food Pantries to Client Choice Model El Pasoans Fighting Hunger $110,734.00
"Off to a Good Start: Eating Our Way to a Healthy Life" Paso del Norte Children's Development Center $455,126.92
Healthy Cooking and Nutrition Education for Tornillo Youth and Families Common Threads $36,158.00

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Local artist brings to life the work done on smoking and vaping in our region

June 23, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation has partnered with local artist and graphic designer Vanessa Clark to artistically bring to life the work of the Tobacco Control Network and the Smoke-Free and Vape-Free Initiative.

A Smoke-Free Paso del Norte is an initiative of the Paso del…

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Young girl smoking