May 20th, 2014 Brazos Valley Obesity Prevention Network meeting


Researchers and staff at Texas A&M School of Public Health are excited to assume administrative leadership of the BVOPN and look forward to continuing the collaborative efforts aimed at making the Brazos Valley a healthier place to live.



Youth Grant Opportunity

by Julie Ribardo on March 12, 2012

State Farm Insurance is accepting grant applications for 2012 in the following areas:
Access to Higher Education/Closing the Achievement Gap
Financial Literacy
Community Safety and Natural Disasters Preparedness
Social Health & Wellness Issues
Environmental Responsibility

Awards range from $25,000 to $100,000. For more information go to


Texas Communities Bringing Healthy Back Statewide Obesity Summit: Moving Communities into Action

February 7, 2012

The Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Prevention (NPAOP) Program will be hosting the Texas Communities Bringing Healthy Back Statewide Obesity Summit: Moving Communities into Action on April 10-11, 2012.  To register to attend visit

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BVOPN meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 21 at 3 pm

February 6, 2012

The next BVOPN meeting will be on Tuesday, February 21 at 3 pm at the Bryan/College Station Community Health Center Community Classroom.  Texas Agrilife Extension’s Grow, Eat, Go program will be the feature presentation

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Aggieland Kids Tri

February 6, 2012

The second annual Aggieland Kids Tri will take place Saturday June 24, 2012.  For more information visit Registration is now open! All proceeds will support the Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley. To learn more about the museum vist

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UP-BEAT a success!

September 5, 2011

A big thank you to all who participated in UP-BEAT activities and supported the project’s efforts to make Bryan/College Station a healthier place to live, work, and play!  While the UP-BEAT project has come to an end, the successes of everyone’s efforts are visible all over town.  In cooperation with the Cities of Bryan and […]

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Celebrate the new downtown Bryan walking paths!

August 29, 2011

Join BVOPN for a ribbon cutting Friday, September 2nd, 2011 to celebrate the ribbon cutting of the City-BEAT walking paths downtown. When? 9:30 am at the Carnegie Library plaza on Main Street in downtown Bryan We will take a quick 1/2 mile lap around the paths, followed by light refreshments and free pedometers!   Download a […]

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THI policy training resources now available!

July 19, 2011

Did you miss out on the policy training Texas Health Institute conducted with BVOPN???  You’re in luck!  Materials and resources from the training are now available; check them out on the Resources and Activities pages and learn how you can influence policy in your community.  Thank you Klaus and Lauren for sharing all the great […]

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Texas Health Institute is coming to B/CS!

June 29, 2011

Have you ever wanted to get more involved in increasing physical activity in your community but are not sure where to start? Texas Health Institute is conducting a policy training for community organizations.  The training, hosted by BVOPN, will take place on Tuesday, July 19th from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.  Lunch will be provided for […]

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Nominations now available

June 15, 2011

Do you know someone who has been a champion for a healthier Texas? Nominate them for the 2011 Texas Health Champion award! Nominations are due July 1, 2011.  Read the flyer and get the nomination form at   Texas Obesity Week is September 12-16.

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