HealthStart Foundation is thrilled to partner with IDEA Public Schools to bring our interactive health and science education to their students at their new Health Professions campus.
IDEA Public Schools and HealthStart share the same passion for health and our kids. They recognize that the roots of academic success are more profound than classroom learning alone. To succeed in education and beyond, kids need the foundational skills necessary to maintain their health. It starts with understanding their responsibility for their wellbeing and their role in building a healthy community.
IDEA is excited to get started with HealthStart's tools that make teaching health education fun and easy to do. HealthStart’s programs align with the Texas Education Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) health and science standards for Pre-K to 2nd-Grade, making integration for educators effortless. Plus, our resources accommodate remote learning and engage parents with materials in English and Spanish.
IDEA is utilizing two of HealthStart's programs (Snack Science Video Series and Health Education Youngsters Curriculum) to set the foundation for lifelong nutritional, physical, and social, and emotional wellbeing with fun and engaging health-science lessons. Our programs provide blueprints for good health through nutritious food and fitness choices and the tools for taking care of one another and the environment.
"I am thrilled to be expanding our services into the IDEA Public School system. Their Health Professions campus is ideally suited for the beginning of what we anticipate to be a long and growing partnership between our two organizations," said HealthStart's Executive Director, Javier Valdez
We are excited to partner with IDEA Public Schools to teach more children the “WHY” behind good health.
Marissa has always had a passion for serving her community. She understands what a nonprofit needs to succeed and brings her vast nonprofit and legal experience to HealthStart's Board of Directors.
"Being healthy promotes good mental, physical, and social health. Therefore, providing a child with information about health at an early age will create the foundation they need to be an overall healthy individual and member of society."
With over 30 years of experience in the school system, Lucio brings his expertise in education and administration and his passion for children to HealthStart's Board of Directors.
"I chose to join the HealthStart BOD because the mission of HealthStart falls in line with my interest in service to my country and community by serving our most precious and priceless resource, our children. I truly believe we cannot invest enough resources and time to raising healthy, thoughtful, and intelligent children who will become citizens. "
Visit our website to learn more about Marissa, Lucio, and the rest of our Board of Directors.