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Call for Nominations for the 2012 Texas Health Champion Award
Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living

June, 2012

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Accepting nominations for the

2012 Texas Health Champion Award 


The Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living and Live Smart Texas are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2012 Texas Health Champion Award. As part of the 5th Annual Texas Obesity Awareness Week, the award will be presented to a group or an individual who has mobilized the community in efforts to prevent and reduce obesity through research, policies, marketing, interventions, or other venues.

Nominees may be individuals, organizations, or project teams from community organizations, educational agencies, non-profit organizations, or government offices. Self-nominations are welcome.

All nominees will be reviewed and scored, and a recipient will be selected based upon the recommendations of a committee composed of academic and professional peers.   


Nominations due July 2, 2012 


More information and nomination form at 


About the 2011 Texas Health Champions 

Barbara Storz and Sustainable Food Center


Barbara Storz is well known across the Rio Grande Valley for her expertise in community gardening and for her enthusiasm in sharing that knowledge with her communities. She has been described as a "positive, infectious, red swirl of activity" for her tireless and devoted efforts to enrich the lives of low-income families through active backyard gardening and improved diets with the use of fresh produce.

Sustainable Food Center (SFC) cultivates healthy living by strengthening the local food system and increasing access to nutritious, affordable food. From seed to table, SFC creates opportunities for individuals to make healthy food choices and to participate in a vibrant local food system. Through organic gardening, relationships with area farmers, interactive cooking classes and nutrition education, children and adults have increased access to locally grown food and are empowered to improve the long-term health of Central Texans and our environment.




Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living
1616 Guadalupe, Suite 6.300
Austin, Texas 78701


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