HealthStart's mission is to build healthier communities through children's health and science education. Our programs give young children the science or the “why” behind good health and the tools to practice smart health behaviors. Through nutrition education, science experiments, physical activities, and social-emotional lessons, children learn how to keep themselves, their families, and their world healthy.
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the fact that many children had not learned even the most basic disease prevention behaviors such as proper handwashing to remove germs, and now, with increasing amounts of stress, young children need more social and emotional support than ever before. We want to help.
With a swift transition to virtual learning, we’ve had to make significant changes so that HealthStart can continue to support children and their families how they need us the most. Funds raised from this campaign will help us continue to digitize our programs and resources to not only help students return to school safely during a time of COVID-19 but build a foundation of healthy habits for a lifetime.
Since 2010 HealthStart has reached 10,000 children in Central and South Texas. With our new online materials, HealthStart can now reach children and their families all over the country.
When you join #TeamHealthStart you give children the tools to form smart health habits, creating a strong foundation for lifelong well-being.