OF Purp Nov2010

November  2018                                                                        Volume 14  Issue 8

Healthy Choices Grant Recipients October 15, 2018

Young E lementary, Pasadena ISD
Neysa Callison Elementary, Round Rock ISD
Turner Elementary, Pasadena ISD
IDEA Brackenridge College Prep, IDEA Public Schools

Oliver Healthy Choices Grants
Deadline April 15,2019
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Healthy Choices Grant Presentations
Drabek Elementary, FBISD
Frostwood Eementary SBISD

YES Prep Brays Oaks
Legacy Children's Emergency Shelter
Turner Elementary Pasadena ISD

Get Ready for the 2019 Rodeo Contest!
Enter a Healthy Event for a chance to win 4 tickets plus parking pass to a concert of your choice.

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
February 25 - March 16, 2018


Teen Board Kudos

We are proud to announce that Teen Board Member Mehaa Amirthalingam 
placed 2nd in the 3M Discovery Education Young Scientist Challenge. Discovery Education and 3M took the top two winners to New York for interviews and for the Bell ringing ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street. Congratulations Mehaa!!! 
Here is a youtube video of her winning project.
The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge Second Place Winner 2018-Mehaa Amirthalingam
The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge Second Place Winner 2018-Mehaa Amirthalingam


         Meet the Oliver Teen Advisory Board.   The Oliver     
YEAH Teem Board Nov2010
Foundation Teen Advisory Board is a 12-18 member 
organization represented by students across the Houston area. 
Each month you'll meet a different member who will share their  perspective on living a healthy life.  
Chase Provo, Board Member
Aragon Middle School - Houston, Texas 
Teen Board Member 2017 - Present

Chase is an 8th grade student at Aragon Middle School in the Cypress-Fairbanks School District. He is both an Honor Roll Student and an athlete who believes in giving back to the community. Chase currently serves as the president of the Black Leaders of Tomorrow middle school group in the Katy-Prairie View chapter of, Jack and Jill of America, Inc. He runs Cross Country and Club Track and is an active participate in his Advance Theater class. Chase has attended educational STEM camps at Prairie View A&M University and Houston Baptist University to enhance his love for Math. He has had many opportunities to volunteer at places such as the Berry Center during Hurricane Harvey, the Houston Food Bank and with the Rise Against Hunger organization. Chase enjoys playing sports and helping others through community service opportunities.

My Enjoyable Way of Being Healthy
This may not be for everyone, but my way of being healthy is running. I've been running since I was young.  It's fun to be competitive with your friends, while racing to see who is the fastest.  I've had this competitive nature since I was in Kinder and I've continued it till now.  With me being an eight grader at Aragon Middle School, I really feel the competitive nature starting to increase. Although, running doesn't have to always be used for competing ways.  Running can simply be healthy for the human body, physically and mentally to stay in shape.
Running is also used as a coping mechanism to help treat depression and other mental problems.  A 2006 study held by scientist, say that 30 minutes of walking on a treadmill can lift a mood from someone suffering from a major depression order.  With research and proof, researchers concluded that this is an effective alternative way of treating depression.
Running can also help with the physical body.  Athletes such as runners, have more lung capacity from the long miles of running which helps them with stamina.  Running also contributes to burning calories and muscle building on your body, preventing you from losing or maintaining your weight. This causes an effect known as "after burn"; which is the burning of calories after an exercise.  This effect is responsible for giving our body less calories after a workout.
Lastly, running is healthy because it strengthens the joints and bones in your legs.  You are probably thinking, " not true" but it is a fact.  Running helps prevent you from having age-related bone loss.  Research by Boston University has said all arthritis patients don't get the disease due to past running history.  Science has actually never proven it to be true. Although, science has indeed proven running helps improve your knee health.  This makes the rumor you believed to be true, false until it is proven true.
It is amazing to know how much hard work can pay off for the human body. This is something I get to live on a daily basis and see the positive effects, while participating in Cross Country and Track.  This is also my way of staying healthy and in shape.  My question to you is, what is your way of being mentally and physically fit?

Anshumi Jhaveri
Co-Event Coordinator

YEAH Teem Board Nov2010

Zucchini Brownies 

  • 1/2 cup (112g) vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups (300g) granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (256g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (64g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups finely shredded zucchini DO NOT DRAIN
  • 1 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare a 9x13 pan with butter (or use baking spray) and line with parchment paper. (Allow parchment paper to go up the sides for easy removal.)
  2. In a large bowl combine oil, sugar, and vanilla until fully incorporated.
  3. Add flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Mix until combined. Batter will be very dry.
  4. Fold in zucchini by hand. Allow batter to rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Add in chocolate chunks and stir again. Batter should appear more wet. (if not, let it rest for 5 more minutes and stir again)
  6. Spread brownie mixture into the pan and bake for 25-35 minutes. Brownies are done with an inserted toothpick is removed with crumbs. There should not be wet batter on the toothpick.

Nov 2012

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