2019 marked our second summer of our successful Snack Science Children’s Health Education Workshop Series (CHEWS) with the Housing Authority City of Austin (HACA). After 89 workshops over the course of 7-weeks at 7 locations, HealthStart saw a significant impact on the kids and families we served. This resulted in HACA nominating HealthStart for the 2020 National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) Award of Merit in Housing and Community Development.
We are looking forward to continuing our partnership with HACA in the summer of 2020 and beyond.
Snack Science Educating the Educators
We are also pleased to have partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Georgetown (BGCG) this year, thanks to the help of the Georgetown Health Foundation. This was our first opportunity to “Educate-the-Educators”. HealthStart staff trained BGCG staff on our Snack Science CHEWS curriculum explaining, of course, the science behind the workshop activities and the snacks the kids would be making. BGCG completed their first workshop series this past fall and will begin another series the spring of 2020 with a whole new group of kiddos! We’ll be there along side BGCG to continue collecting evaluation data and deepening their understanding of the materials they are teaching.
If your organization is interested in learning more about a training and Snack Science license for your after school or summer program, please contact Sharon Burley at firstname.lastname@example.org.