2018 has been a great year for HealthStart. We forged new partnerships with the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) and our public library system. In the summer and fall of 2018 HealthStart delivered more than 30 Children’s Health Education Workshops (CHEWS) for kids living on HACA properties and those visiting our downtown library. Three new preschools and one new elementary school joined the 17 existing pre/elementary schools that have adopted HealthStart’s Health Education for Youngsters! (HEY!) Curriculum.
HealthStart officially launched our mobile game app during International Game Day in November at the downtown public library. Kids adopt a baby monster when they play Monstralia™: A Healthy Life For Your Little Monster. While taking care of their monster, they learn how to keep themselves healthy. You can find and download Monstralia™ in the Google Play Store.
In total, since 2010 HealthStart has reached more than 4,400 Central Texas kids between the ages of 3 and 10. We’ve provided these children with the tools for making good food choices, keeping their bodies strong, and taking care of one another and their planet which together creates community wellbeing. Thanks to you, our goal is for every Central Texas child to have a solid foundation for good health is coming to fruition.
Robin Herskowitz, Founder