Summer Precautions for Parents and Kids
When summer approaches we as parents always worry about these three-summertime health and safety issues for our kids and teens.
1. Over exposure to the sun leading to severe sunburns and potential skin cancer.
2. Swimming and other water related accidents, including dehydration.
3. Safety, in our neighborhoods and other areas.
At the Oliver Foundation, we have documented that summertime inactivity, unstructured days, and increased unhealthy snacking can lead to excessive summer weight gain. We know this from our work with Baylor College of Medicine in Houston area elementary and middle and schools.
Parents, this summer, also consider health issues and make sure your kids and teens follow these three pointers.
- Less screen time which means getting lots of physical activity - for many, this needs preplanning. Get out and move!
- Regular meal times. Plus no snacking between meals, like the school.
More fruits and vegetables at meals and snacks. Have healthy snack options at home. Make snacks the rainbow of fruits and veggies: red, yellow, green, orange, and purple.
Healthy Choices Grants
Deadline July 15, 2017
April 15, 2017 Healthy Choices Grant Awardees:
Fort Bend County Kids & Cops, Inc. Summer Camp
Boys and Girls Club - Denison ISD
YES Prep Brays Oaks - Houston
Oak Hill Elementary - Austin ISD
Andrews Elementary - Austin ISD
The Einstein School - Plano,Texas
FBISD Elementary Schools - Family Food Tour
spoke at The Oliver Foundation Teen Advisory Board meeting held at Olympian trainer Andrew Fucci's Tone Fitness facility in Houston. Yvonne, a dietitian,
2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympian
Yvonne Trevino Hayek,
(second from left),
is the first Mexican woman to ever qualify for the Olympic Games in the long jump. She dedicates her free time working in METAS teaching kids sports and healthy habits.
Drabek Elementary, FBISD, held their first "Chopped" competition April 25, 2017.
Ten families competed for top honors.