TOAW 2015 Rising Star Award application is now open!
The Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living is excited to announce that the 2015 Rising Star Award application period is now open!
Sponsored by a coalition of professional health organizations as a part of the annual Texas Obesity Awareness Week and the Texas Health Champion Award Ceremony, the Rising Star Award will be presented to two young Texans (13-15 and 16-18 years of age) who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in his or her community in an effort to raise awareness and reduce the burden of the obesity.
Past youth recipients have initiated their own community service groups, partnered with various non-profit, educational, and governmental agencies to address local health disparities, coached and mentored, authored children's books, and have been ambassadors for health policies, all while furthering their education and other extracurricular activities.
Read about the 2013 & 2014 Rising Star Awardee and finalists on the Texas Obesity Awareness Week website: texasobesityweek.org
To download the application, click the link below. Instructions on where to submit the completed application can be found at the end of the document.
About Texas Obesity Awareness Week:
Texas Obesity Awareness Week was established in the 80th Legislative Session (2007) by House Bill 2313 and is designed to occur in the second full week of September each year. The purpose of the week is to raise awareness of the health risks associated with obesity and to encourage Texans to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The 2015 Texas Obesity Awareness Week will take place from September 13-19, 2015. And don't forget to mark your calendars for the Texas Health Champion Award Ceremony in Austin, TX, on September 15th, 2015!
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about Texas Obesity Awareness Week or the 2015 Rising Star Award.
In health,Heather Atteberry