Healthy Eating and Active Living

  • Good nutrition means getting the right amount of nutrients from healthy foods. Having nutrition knowledge and making smart choices about the foods we eat can, and will, help you achieve optimum mental and physical health over your lifetime.

  • Many resources are available at the Lubbock Mayor’s Fitness Council. 

  • Lubbock has many local community events that can supports active living which helps to reduce obesity and related chronic disease. One annual event is the Mayor’s Marathon

Quick Health Tips

Facts about Fat

Studies suggest that replacing saturated fats (e.g., butter) with plant-based sources of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats may help lower blood cholesterol. Sources of polyunsaturated fats include corn and soybeans, and many nuts and seeds and their oils. Monounsaturated fat sources include canola, olive and peanut oils, and avocado.

Local Farmer's Market - Lubbock, TX

Sunburst Farms Market
East 88th and MLK Blvd
Lubbock, TX 79404
Tuesday-Saturday 9:00am to 5:30pm
Cynthia Thiel (806) 445-0212 or
(806) 745-6971

Apple County Orchards
12206 East Hwy 62
Idalou, TX 79329
Open year round
Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm
(806) 892-2961

Juicy Lucy’s Mobile Farmers Pantry
Wolfforth Farmers Market, 8924 County Road 7100, Wolfforth, Texas 79382
Every Thursday from 3pm-6pm, parking lot in front of Drug Emporium on 82nd and Slide
April to October 10-2pm

Downtown Farmers Market
19th and Buddy Holly Avenue in
Depot District Lubbock, TX
Open 9 am to 3 pm, every Saturday from June 3- October 13th

West End Farmers Market
West End Center
2910 W. Loop 289
Lubbock, Texas 79407
Every Saturday in the Summer Months

Wolfforth Farmers Market 
8924 County Road 7100,
Wolfforth, TX 79382
April to October 10am- 2pm

Tree Grace Farms
2204 Alcove Lubbock, TX
Pullen Produce: open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
Sherry Pullen (806) 928-3318

Texas Country Farmers market
19th and Ave A, Lubbock, TX
Monday- Saturday 9am-5:30pm (WIC, SNAP and Double UP Food Bucks accepted)
Cal Brints (805)781-1752

Hardens Garden
3/4 mile south of 1585 on Hwy 87
(east side) 
Open mon.-Sat. from 9am- sell out, Sundays 10am-5pm
Tonya, Jimmy Harden (806)745-9261

South Plains Food Bank GRUB Farm
CSA program: open year round
7:00am-3:00pm school year
9:00am-12:00pm students are there
Debbie (806) 535-4563

Local Farmer's Market - Plainview, TX

Plainview Farmers Market
1001 N Interstate 27 (Parking lot of Tractor Supply)
Plainview, TX 79072
July 1- Sept 30
Wednesday & Saturday 7:30-12:00
Glenda (806) 684-2439

School Gardens

  • Bayless Elementary School Garden
  • Bean Elementary School Garden
  • Roscoe Wilson Elementary
    School Magic Garden
  • Rush Elementary School Garden
  • Wolffarth Elementary School
  • Dunbar Middle School Gardens
  • Evans Middle School Garden
  • Mackenzie Middle School
  • Estacado High School Garden
  • Christ the King School Garden
  • Harmony Science Academy School Garden
  • All Saints Episcopal School
  • South Plains College
  • North Ridge Elementary School Garden
  • Legacy Elementary School
  • Oak Ridge Elementary School
  • Westwind Elementary
  • Crestview Elementary School
  • Bennett Elementary School
  • Upland Heights Elementary

Community Gardens

  • Guadalupe Community Garden
  • Heart of Lubbock Community Garden
  • Booker T. Washington Community Garden
  • SPFB GRUB Farm
  • SPFB Orchard
  • John Wilson Boys & Girls Club
  • Dream Center