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September 2019                                                                         Volume 15  Issue 6

Healthy Choices Grants
Next Deadline October15, 2019

Rolling deadlines for grants: April 15, July 15 and October 15.


July 2019 Grant Recipients

Eagle Heights Elementary, Azle ISD
Turner Elementary, Pasadena ISD
Hearne Elementary, Alief ISD
Rita Drabek Elementary,Fort Bend ISD
Woodview Elementary, Spring Branch ISD

Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office Kids & Cops, Inc.
22nd Annual Summer Camp.

The Oliver Foundation is proud to fund this amazing camp for the past 7 years.
The funding provided scholarships for over 40 campers this summer as well as providing fresh fruit for snacks.

Upcoming Conferences and Events

Texas Obesity Awareness Week 
September 9-13, 2019

Texas Health Champion Award Ceremony
Thursday, September 12, 2019 3:00 PM - 5:PM
Dell Medical School - Health Discovery Building
1601 Trinity Street, #Bldg. B
Austin, Texas.

Healthier Texas Summit
October 17-18, 2019  Austin, Texas

Southern Obesity Summit
October 29-30, 2018  Oklahoma City, OK

Texas Action for Healthy Kids Summit
November 18, 2019 Austin, Texas

TAHPERD Annual Conference 
December 4-7, 2019  Arlington, Texas  

Teen Advisory Board 2019-2020
Teen Advisory Board 2019-2020
Back Row L-R: Jackson Litts, Raj Solanki, Alison Zhang, Katherine Zhang, Hannah DeLoit,  Lauryn Tu, Zoe Price, Hailey Burnette and Chase Provo.  Bottom Row L-R: Mehaa Amirthalingam, Anshumi Jhaveri, Aarthi Annamalai, Summer Brown and Sreeram Satish.

Meet the Oliver Teen Advisory Board        
YEAH Teem Board Nov2010

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.  
Summer Brown, President
Clements High School - Sugar Land, Texas 
Teen Board Member 2014-Present

Summer is a senior at Clements High School. She plays the viola in the orchestra and takes dance. Summer is a member of her school's track team and will compete in her first 5K run. She was runner up for the Texas Health Institute Rising Star award in 2014. She secured a Mini Grant from Girl Scouts to build a garden at Armstrong Elementary. Summer hosted a health booth on Sugary Beverages at the Goodman Elementary Health Fair teaching kids and parents the amount of sugar found in common drinks. Summer is a senior Girl Scout. She enjoys traveling and trying out new healthy recipes.

September School Tips
It's September, which means school is back in session! It may be hard at
first to get back to the regular morning and night routine but by
following these few tips you will have a smooth start to the new school
Morning Routine Tips
- Start with a healthy breakfast packed with protein such as eggs and
  carbs like bagels and toast. You can also include dairy in your breakfast
  by drinking milk or eating yogurt.
- Make sure to pack your lunch with healthy snacks including granola
  bars and fruits that have natural sugars in them.
- Double check that you have everything you need for the day like
  water to stay hydrated during the day and your backpack with your
  school necessities.
Night Routine Tips
-Finish all your homework before watching tv and playing video games.
-Eat a filling dinner that includes something from every food group
 which are protein, dairy, vegetables, fruits and grains.
-Plan out what you're going to wear the next day to save time in the
-Make sure you go to bed on time so that you get at least 8 hours of sleep
 With these tips you will be sure to have a great start to the new school year!

Summer Brown
September 2019

Anshumi Jhaveri
Co-Event Coordinator
YEAH Teem Board Nov2010
Vegan Pistachio Cookies 

Diet: Grain/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free, Cookies 


2 cups Almond Flour

2 tbsp Coconut Flour

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup coconut oil

2 tbsp honey (or maple syrup)

2 tbsp orange juice

1 1/2 tbsp orange zest

1/3 cup chopped pistachios

1/3 cup dried cranberries* roughly chopped


1. Preheat the oven to 175 Celsius (350 Fahrenheit) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a bowl combine all of the ingredients for the cookies and mix until well combined. Transfer the bowl to the fridge and let the dough chill for approximately 30 minutes.

3. After chilling the dough, place it on a clean surface, top it with parchment paper and roll it out evenly using a rolling pin to approximately 1/2 inch. You can use a knife to cut the dough into squares or alternatively cookie cutters to cut into any shape of your liking. 

4. Gently place the cookies on the baking sheet and bake in the oven for 10 minutes flipping them over half way through cooking to ensure they bake evenly. Keep an eye on the cookies to make sure the edges don't burn. Remove them from the oven once they are golden in colour.

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