I have recently become aware of HealthStart and the work Founder, Robin Herskowitz is doing in central Texas around preventing childhood obesity and other health issues in young children. Her program targets 3 to 6 year olds teaching them good health habits before bad habits have a chance to develop. In Central Texas obesity in children is significantly greater than the national average and the national average is alarmingly high.
What is unique about HealthStart, in addition to reaching children so early, is that they have adopted a holistic approach involving children, teachers, parents and the community. Their science-based health education curriculum is designed to appeal to children by using a variety of interactive tools and techniques.
Robin is passionate, dedicated, smart and resourceful. After only 3 short years she is seeing positive results. At the rate HealthStart is growing it will not be long before you will see their program being offered throughout the country.
Cindy Rabbitt, Global Grants--Business and organizational development specializing in grant writing