OF Purp Nov2010

                                  November  2017   Volume 13  Issue 8


Conferences and Events  
Healthier Texas Summit
The Hilton, Austin Texas
November 6-7, 2017
The Oliver Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of childhood obesity.

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Healthy Choices Grants
Level 1, Level 2 and 
Teen Advisory Board Grants

Next Deadline
April 15, 2018

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Jason Few
C0-Event Coordinator

Avocado Toast
  • 1 avocado peeled and seeded
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro
  • Juice from ½ of a lime
  • ½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 slices of whole grain bread
1.  In bowl mash avocado lime, and cilantro

2. Toast Bread Crispy

3. Spread avocado mixture on toast and add topping of your choice.
Chopped Tomatoes
Feta Cheese
Red Pepper Flakes
Chia Seeds

Quick Links...
Fort Bend Foodie Tour 
Mission West Elementary
October 26, 2017
Salsa with 
Kale and Banana Smoothies

History of Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a public holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. It originated as a harvest festival. The event that Americans commonly call the "First Thanksgiving" was celebrated by the Pilgrims (Plymouth colonists) and Wampanoag Indians after their first harvest in the New World in October 1621.
What is the story of Thanksgiving? Nov 2012

In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn't until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November

Cranberries grew wild in New England, but if a curious Pilgrim had picked and eaten one, he would not have wanted to eat a second. Cranberries are extremely tart and need sweetening to be palatable. Since sugar was expensive in England, it's unlikely the Pilgrims had brought any with them on the Mayflower.

Recent Healthy Choices Check Presentations
Barrington Place Elementary, Fort Bend ISD

Strack Intermediate
Klein ISD
  October 15, 2017 Grant Awardees
Turner Elementary School, Pasadena ISD
VW Miller Intermediate, Pasadena ISD
Leonetti Elementary School, FBISD
YES Prep Brays Oaks
Wellcon Conference
Sandy Bristow, Oliver Foundation Program Director and Teen Advisory Board Member Anjali Patel participated at the Wellcon Conference, Sugar Land, Texas October 7, 2017

YEAH Teem Board Nov2010

Meet the Oliver Foundation 
Teen Advisory Board
The Oliver 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.  

Devanshi Udeshi, Board Member
Stephen F. Austin High School - Sugar Land, Texas
Teen Board Member 2017 - Present

Devanshi is a senior at Stephen F. Austin High School. Some of her interests include research, philanthropy, volunteering, and swimming. She is a member of the Sugar Land Mayor's Youth Advisory Council as well as Congressman Pete Olson's Youth Advisory Council. She is also passionate about spreading awareness about health and fitness in the community. She was invited to the White House as the winner of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and earned the chance to work directly with First Lady, Michelle Obama on her Let's Move initiative to solve the childhood obesity crisis. After returning, she hosted the "Brocc N' Roll workshop to address the issue of obesity and spread awareness in the community and earned her Girl Scouts Silver Award.

 Thanksgiving Holiday Tips
As we get closer to the holidays, it is important that we remember to take care of ourselves and stay healthy. With temptations of all the food around us during Thanksgiving, making healthy food choices can be a daunting task. By following a few healthy tips and practicing portion control, it is possible to still enjoy your favorite foods and avoid gaining pounds. After all, getting stuffed is a good idea, only if you are a turkey!
Here are a few tips that will ensure you will stay healthy this Thanksgiving season.
  1. Enjoy a healthy snack (such as fruit or yogurt) prior to a full meal.
  2. Instead of trying to diet, make it a priority to maintain your current weight.
  3. Remember to eat slowly and chew well.
  4. Try to stick to your normal exercise routine. Go on morning runs or turn into a game of family flag football. If done well, it only takes 20 minutes to get a good workout.
  5. Make food selections ahead of time so you only have to make one trip to the buffet table.
  6. If you are up for the challenge, sign up for a Thanksgiving day turkey trot (a mile, 5K, or 10K run all sound like good options).
  7. Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water throughout the day.
At the end of the day, your main goal of the holiday is to have a good time with family and friends. Do not stress too much and enjoy some good food with even better company!  

For additional information about the Oliver Foundation Teen Board go to the Oliver Foundation website .

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Looking for nutrition integrated lessons? 
Go to the Oliver Kids Manual where you'll find 50+ lessons.