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Jack & Jill of America
September, 16 2018 - September, 16 2018
Teen Board member Chase Provo recently presented at the Jack & Jill of America Carol Robertson Memorial Ceremony.
September, 15 2018 - September, 15 2018
Mehaa Amirthalingham, Teen Board Member, participated at the Oliver Foundation Booth , displaying Healthy Snacks at the WELLCON conference held at U of H, Sugar Land on September 15, 2018.
Hess Corporation Gingerbread Event
December, 05 2015
Teen Board members Sky Chen, Nikita Ghosh, Annika Gandhi, Summer Brown, and Jahnvi Jain attended the annual Hess Corporation Gingerbread Event as volunteers. They volunteered as receptionists, fitted chef's hats for the children, and also had lots of fun decorating their own Gingerbread men! Afterwards, they also got a fantastic tour of the Hess kitchens from the Manager of Global Dining and Food Safety at Hess, Randy Fournier.
Power Up Rockin' Resilincy 2015
October, 18 2015
Oliver Foundation Teen Advisory Board Members Bradlee Few, Nikita Ghosh and Jahnvi Jain presented a panel discussion Creating Change for a Healthier You at The Women's Fund Rockin' Resiliency 2015 Luncheon.
Judge Vanessa Gilmore Speaks to Teen Board
October, 11 2015
Judge Vanessa Gilmore, United States District Judge, was the guest speaker at the Oliver Foundation Teen Advisory Board Meeting on October 11, 2015. Her presentation, “Staying Your Path” was extremely informative and enjoyed by all.
Women's Fund Body Works Class
July, 07 2015
Teen Board Treasurer Jahnvi Jain presented a Body Works class in Spanish to a group of women and girls as part of the Women's Fund for Health Education and Resiliency summer program offered in the Houston area. Body Works is a national program that was designed to help adolescents and their caregivers improve healthy eating and activity habits. The curriculum provides hands-on tools to make small, specific behavior changes to prevent obesity and help maintain a healthy weight. Participants made a healthy snack and enjoyed learning some Bollywood Dance moves from Jahnvi.
Fort Bend County Kids & Cops Summer Camp
June, 24 2015
The Oliver Foundation presented the Fort Bend County Kids & Cops, Inc. a $3000 Healthy Choices Grant to support their 18th Annual Summer Camp for kids. The camp is run by a group of Fort Bend County deputies. The purpose of the camp is to bring together citizens and law enforcement personnel to assist the youth by promoting leadership, team building, motivation, nutrition, physical activity, drug and alcohol resistance, legal awareness and problem solving techniques. The Oliver Foundation is proud to support this great program for the third year.
Teen Advisory Board Visits NASA
April, 12 2015
The Oliver Foundation Teen Board held their April meeting at NASA. Teen Board Parent Kerri Knotts Wilson, aerospace engineer, worked in Mission Operations supporting Shuttle and Space Station as extravehicular activity systems expert training astronauts in everything they did to go outside the vehicle. She was also deputy project manager for the new suits going to the moon. She was selected to start up the Constellation Program as a Chief of Advanced Development Area to architect and lay foundation of the future of exploration to the moon and Mars. Also speaking to the Teens was Jessica Vos, Human Health & Performance and the Orion HNTA Rep and Exercise Devise SM. Navy Seal and Astronaut Christopher J. Cassidy (Captain, U.S. Navy) shared his personal experience in space. He spent 6 months on the International Space Station and completed 3 space walks. He also received 2 Bronze Stars for several deployments in Afghanistan.
Girls on the Run Spring 5K Run
May, 03 2015
Girls on the Run (GOTR) Greater Houston is having their Spring 5K Run at Uptown Park, Houston, TX on Sunday May 3, 2015 starting at 8:00AM. The race is open to all, men, women, girls and boys are welcome to participate. GOTR are partnering with Undies for Everyone, so please bring new packaged Undies and Socks to donate on Race Day. To register and learn more, visit www.gotrgreaterhouston.org.
Should I Eat This or That?
April, 02 2015 - May, 07 2015
Teen Board Member Bradlee Few was recently awarded a $400 Healthy Choices Grant for her program, Should I Eat This or That, for 3rd grade students at Yellowstone Academy, Houston, Tx. Bradlee teaches nutrition lessons and interactive cooking demonstrations for the 3rd grade students. She encourages the children to make healthier choices, gain knowledge about nutrition and be more willing to try healthier foods.
WATCH Health Fair
February, 28 2015
Oliver Foundation Teen Advisory Board members Shelby Barhorst, Nikita Ghosh, Emily Mueller, Camryn Odom, Annika Gandhi, Summer Brown and Sky Chen participated in the WATCH Health Fair Kids Zone held at Sugar Land Town Square. The teens were in charge of the inflatable obstacle course and Sports Center. This is the 10th year the Teen Board Members have been in charge of the Kid Zone activities. The event is sponsored by Fort Bend ISD and the Fort Bend Medical Alliance. Over 50 community members provided wellness booths, screenings and information.
Action Based Learning Lab Works!
February, 19 2015
Juan Suarez, third grade teacher at Westwood Elementary, Spring Branch ISD, shared photos of his class exercising in the Action Based Learning Lab. Suarez said "My third grade class exercises every week for 45 minutes and their academic improvement is amazing." The Oliver Foundation donated over $30,000 in equipment to the Action Based Learning Lab. The Light Wall, Makato, Play Station Bikes and Dance Dance Revolution pads were among some of the equipment donated.
Jack & Jill of America
February, 08 2015
Oliver Foundation Teen Advisory Board Members Bradlee Few and Myles Fucci presented on Childhood Obesity and Healthy Choices at the Healthy Living Soul Food Luncheon.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
February, 07 2015
Oliver Foundation Teen Advisory Board Members, Jahnvi Jain, Annika Gandhi, Nikita Ghosh and Sky Chen presented at the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Voyage Conference held at the United Way.
Healthy Choices Grants
November, 05 2014
Austin Parkway Elementary, Fort Bend ISD, was recently awarded a $3000 grant to support their program, "Moving to Healthier and Smart Students." Oak Hill Elementary, Austin ISD was awarded a $3000 grant to support their program, "Growing Healthy Kids." Two separate $3000 grants were awarded to Texas Recreation and Park Society to support the program :making Healthy Living a Year-round Success" in Deer Park, Tx and McAllen,TX
Girls on the Run - Buffalo Creek Elementary SBISD
November, 03 2014
The Oliver Foundation presented Girls on the Run (GOTR) a $3000 Healthy Choices grant to support the GOTR Team at Buffalo Creek Elementary in Spring Branch ISD. Girls on the Run is an after school program for girls 3rd - 8th grade that uses the power of running to help prepare girls for a lifetime of self respect and healthy living. This program was designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner strength, make new friends, build self confidence and develop strategies and skills to help them navigate life experiences
Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition Annual Meeting
October, 18 2014
Deborah L. Woehler, MS, RD, LD, Oliver Foundation Executive Director, presented "The Effect of a School-Based Obesity Intervention on Academic Grades" poster at the annual meeting of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics held in Atlanta, GA ,October 18-21, 2014.
Davis HS Culinary Club at Looscan Elementary School
October, 16 2014
Davis HS Culinary Club students visited Looscan Elementary School and provided a cooking demonstration for the 1st graders. The HS students talked about MyPlate, food groups and healthy eating. The culinary students prepared two taste testings for the students.
Turner Elementary, Pasadena ISD, "Hunger Games"
October, 15 2014
Students enjoy playing "Hunger Games" during PE at Turner Elementary. PE Coach Jackie Caver was awarded a Oliver Foundation Healthy Choices Grant to enhance her "Calories In, Calories Out" program for the 2014-2015 school year. Students work in groups as the identify the foods in the 5 different food groups. The team captain roles the colored die, then chooses a food from that color food group. The team talks about the food and nutritional value. Each station has a designated exercise. Students role another die to determine how many reps of the exercise they do. The game continues until they have rotated through all 5 stations. A great program to incorporate physical and nutrition education in PE.
Southern Obesity Summit
October, 05 2014 - October, 07 2014
Teen Board members Kathrin James and Bradlee Few presented at the 8th Annual Southern Obesity Summit in Louisville, KY this past week end. Their presentation on Food Deserts in Low Income Urban Areas and Turning a Food Desert into an Oasis was followed with a panel discussion on Youth Perspective/Food Access and Advocacy with Diana Manee, Youth Empowered Solutions from North Carolina.
Nottingham Elementary, SBISD
October, 02 2014
Nottingham Elementary School’s Linda Chavers and Sarah Chu have been awarded an Oliver Healthy Choices Grant by the Houston nonprofit Oliver Foundation. On Thursday, Oct. 2, Oliver Foundation Program Director Sandy Bristow and Executive Director Debbie Woehler kicked off a yearlong student health and fitness program at the elementary school. The grant was issued for the educators’ Moving and Grooving Program, which will help expose Nottingham Elementary children to healthier lifestyle options by using Xbox360 Kinect DDR Energy Fitness equipment during fitness classes and school-based family fitness nights.
Teen Board Members Visit Lexington Creek Elementary
March, 07 2014
Sydney Fucci, Joyce Chen, Nikita Ghosh, and Jahnvi Jain of the Teen Advisory Board visited Lexington Creek Elementary today to teach its 4th and 5th graders about healthy breakfasts and fun ways to get active!
March, 01 2014
The Oliver Foundation Teen Advisory Board participated at the WATCH Health Fair with an activity obstacle course for the children. This was the 7th annual event sponsored by FBISD and the Fort Bend Medical Society Alliance. The Health Fair is the kick off for WATCH Week held in FBISD March 3-7, 2014. WATCH stands for Weight, Alcohol, Tobacco, Cholesterol and High Blood Pressure. FBISD focuses on these health issues throughout the week on all campuses.
November, 21 2013
Arizona Fleming Elementary, Fort Bend ISD, was a recent recipient of a Oliver Foundation Healthy Choices campus grant to support their program, TEAM AFE. Team AFE is a sport theme nutrition and exercise program developed by the campus nurse. Teachers in each classroom select a student to be a health ambassador for the class. The health ambassador's duties are to model good nutrition choices and take part in physical activity. The ambassadors pick a vegetable, fruit, and exercise of the month to be the focus campus-wide. The projected outcome of this program is to engage students to eat healthy and exercise on a daily basis.
Glover Goes for GeoMotion
November, 21 2013
Glover Elementary, Fort Bend ISD, was a recent recipient of a Oliver Health Choices campus grant to support their program, Glover Goes for GeoMotion. GeoMotion provides a fun, safe, and easy method to encourage learning (including nutrition education), physical activity, and fitness. This movement-based product and curriculum increases fitness levels and academic achievement.
Epps Island Elementary
November, 21 2013
Epps Island Elementary, Klein, ISD was a recent recipient of a Oliver Foundation Healthy Choices campus grant. The grant will fund their program, "Trim Epps Island." The goal and objective for the Trim Epps Island Program are to build a foundation which fosters obesity prevention and health consciousness in their community. The program incorporates healthy lifestyle habits, including healthy eating and physical activity by providing parent engagement seminars, nutrition education classes and leading by example.
Westwood Elementary, SBISD, Action Lab
November, 20 2013
The Oliver Foundation recently donated a Lightspace Wall, Makato System, Exercise Bikes with Playstation gaming screens and an iStep DDR to the Westwood Elementary Action Based Learning Lab in Spring Branch ISD.
7th Annual Southern Obesity Summit
November, 17 2013 - November, 19 2013
Oliver Foundation Teen Advisory Board President Danielle Fournier, Treasurer Cameron Markoff and Teen Board Member Kathrin James were part of the youth leadership and presented at the three day conference. The Southern Obesity Summit (SOS) is the largest regional event in the United States with over 600 participants from the 16 Southern States joining forces to fight obesity.
Teen Board Gets Fit at Tone Fitness Retreat
November, 03 2013
The Oliver Foundation Teen Advisory Board held their November meeting at Tone Fitness Retreat. Andrew Fucci, owner and Personal trainer, talked to the teens about exercise, stretching, hydration and work out routines. Staff members - Stretch Therapist, Personal Trainers, Massage Therapist and Chiropractor - were also on hand to assist. Teen Board parents were invited and participated in the work out session.
Oyster Creek Elementary, Fort Bend ISD, Grant Check Presentation
October, 23 2013
The Oyster Creek Elementary, Fort Bend ISD Yoga Club is a pilot program created by Nancy Cartie, RN and her assistant, Stacy Farrugia. The program was developed for 1st grade students to introduce them to a alternative form of exercise.
Dulles Middle School, Fort Bend ISD, Grant Check Presentation
October, 23 2013
Harry Hall, Health Teacher at Dulles Middle School, Fort Bend ISD has created the Eat, Exercise, Enjoy program for 7th grade students. This sustainable program is part of the Health Curriculum.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
October, 21 2013
Dr. Craig Johnston, Baylor College of Medicine, Danielle Fournier, Oliver Teen Board President and Deborah L. Woehler, MS,RD,LD, Oliver Foundation Executive Director, presented at the 2013 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo.
Oliver Foundation Fundraiser
September, 21 2013
The Oliver Foundation book signing event at Le Creuset with local award winning cookbook author, Shubhra Ramineni, was a huge success.
Turner Elementary, Pasadena ISD, Grant Check Presentation
September, 19 2013
The Oliver Foundation awarded a $3,000.00 Healthy Choices Campus Grant to Turner Elementary, Pasadena ISD, to support their Calories In & Calories Out initiative.
Rising Star Award
September, 12 2013
Oliver Foundation Teen Advisory Board President, Danielle Fournier, was recently awarded the Rising Star Award for Texan youth leaders in obesity prevention at the 2013 Texas Health Champion Award Ceremony in Austin, Texas.
Kids & Cops, Inc. Grant Check Presentation
June, 10 2013 - August, 08 2013
Fort Bend County Kids & Cops, Inc. Summer Camp 2013
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