Health Start helps children to build strong brains and bodies so they can reach their full potential and contribute to our communities. We work with childcare centers, schools, and health care clinics so children can establish good health habits early in life.
Roughly one-third of Texas children are overweight or obese, which can lead to significant health problems later in life. By five years old, our food and fitness preferences are often set. Which makes the link between our childhood and adult health strong.
Since 2010 HealthStart has reached over 4000 children in Central Texas and plans to expand significantly through strategic community collaboration in the next year.
When you join #TeamHealthStart you give children tools to form healthy habits, creating a strong foundation for lifelong well-being.
Funds raised from this campaign will expand our Snack Science Children's Health Education Workshops (CHEWS) at the Housing Authority of the City of Austin. $20,000 will allow us to do Spring, Summer, and Fall workshops.