Conferences and Events
National Childhood Obesity
Texas Obesity Awareness Week, September 11-15, 2017.
Southern Obesity Summit
Atlanta, GA, October 1-3, 2017
The Oliver Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of childhood obesity.
Healthy Choices Grants
Level 1, Level 2 and
Teen Advisory Board Grants
October 15, 2016
- 1 cantaloupe
- 2 cups plain Greek yogurt (you can use coconut or almond yogurt for a dairy-free version)
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen berries
- 1/2 cup granola
- honey, for drizzling (optional)
- Cut cantaloupe in half and scoop out seeds.
- Portion about 1 cup of yogurt into each cantaloupe half. Top with berries, granola and honey. Serve.
Our thoughts and prayers are with our friends, families and neighbors whose homes were
devastated by Hurricane Harvey. The number of volunteers,first responders and countless people who helped Houston and the surrounding communities during this difficult time has been overwhelming. We are thankful and we are Houston Strong.
Healthy Choices July 2017 Grant Recipients
Strack Intermediate, Klein ISD
Turner Elementary, Pasadena ISD
Barrington Elementary, Fort Bend ISD
Klein Intermediate, Klein ISD
Academic and Behavior School East,
Harris County Department of Education
Teen Board Members
Kyle Wilson have been selected
the only two teens to present at the 11th Annual Southern Obesity Summit
to be held in Atlanta, October 1-3, 2017.
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.
Lauren Lowe - Historian
St Agnes Academy - Houston, Texas
Teen Board Member 2014 - Present
Lauren is a senior at St. Agnes Academy. During her freshman, sophomore, and junior year, she earned High Honors every semester for her academic performance. She earned a letter jacket in Track and Field as a freshman, and as a junior, she was a triple state champion, winning the 100mH, 300mH, and 4x4. She is delegate in Student Council and a member of the Mock Trial Team.
Lauren is an active member in the Voices of Black Youth Club (VOBY) and a soloist on the Step Team at her school. She is also a member of the Houston Chapter of Jack Jill of America, Inc.
Back to School Tips
With summer coming to an end, free days now become consumed with school, making it harder to stay healthy and finding time to exercise. With these important tips, you can maintain a healthy lifestyle during school in the fall.
Packing home lunches.
Cafeteria lunches often fail to provide the proper nutrition to help kids and teens keep their focus while nourishing their minds and bodies. Preparing a balanced meal for lunch in the morning with protein, carbs, fruit, vegetables, and maybe even a desert or snack to take to school can help kids stay more alert and energized during the school day.
Getting enough sleep.
The overload of school and homework can make it difficult to get the appropriate amount of sleep, but you should always make sleep a priority. For teenagers, the necessary amount of sleep needed each night is 8-10 hours. Younger kids need a little more, with their range being 9-11 hours. In order to ensure the proper amount of sleep, stick to a sleep schedule, turn off electronics before bed, avoid caffeine, and make sure your bedroom environment is ideal for sleeping.
Make time for exercise.
The fall weather is perfect for outdoor activities that the summer can make unbearable. Biking, going for a run, or even just taking a walk outside are all easy ways to incorporate fitness into everyday life. Additionally, many students are involved in sports at their school which can be extremely beneficial. Physical activity promotes focus and time management skills, as sports diminish the ability to procrastinate. Exercising is also a great way to decrease pressure and relieve stress.
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