Making Healthy Food Choices a Matter of Policy
TMC O2 is an initiative that combines diet and food-labeling systems to address the Texas Medical Center’s high overweight and obesity (O2) rate. The program was developed following a survey of 780 TMC employees that revealed 78 percent are overweight or obese. All 59 TMC institutions are involved in a two-year program, which has the potential to influence regulations related to food packaging, menu listings, school cafeterias and more.
Initial results of the program will be available in early 2018.