Texas! Bringing Healthy Back

Capital Metro’s healthy cafeteria is featured in a new video campaign from the Texas Department of State Health Services about preventing obesity. Here’s the excerpt that highlights Capital Metro.


Capital Metro was selected for the video because of our award-winning workplace wellness program that is fostering healthy lifestyles among our employees. Fox 7 News aired a story about our wellness program in June.

The Texas! Bringing Healthy Back video is part of a new obesity prevention campaign sponsored by the Texas Department of State Health Services. According to the Texas! Bringing Healthy Back Web site, one in three Texans is obese.

Incidentally, riding public transportation can be a part of a healthy routine, since it generally goes hand in hand with walking and bicycling (and makes you feel good about saving money and the environment).

Capital Metro’s Award-Winning Wellness Program

KTBC Fox 7 News profiled Capital Metro’s employee wellness program on Wednesday morning. It’s been phenomenally successful: for every $1 that Capital Metro has invested in the program, the agency has enjoyed $2.43 in savings due to decreased health care costs and absenteeism rates.

The Centers for Disease Control recently published a case study on the positive effects of our program.