Academic and Behavior School East receives Oliver Foundation Grant for school garden

Leave a comment

July 26, 2017 by HCDE-Texas

423A6021croppedAcademic and Behavior School (ABS) East recently received a $3,000 Healthy Choices Grant from the Oliver Foundation to enhance the school garden program. With childhood obesity on the rise in Houston, the garden program at ABS East will use nutrition and physical activity education to teach the importance of healthy lifestyles to 75 students with disabilities.

The garden will serve as a central point for individual and collective learning about the source of food and natural elements that form the basis of healthy eating. Students will share garden responsibilities, plant fruits and vegetables, and make daily visits to the garden to water, weed, touch and taste the food they’re growing.

In addition to gaining positive food attitudes, students will also increase fine and gross motor skills and learn science concepts such as photosynthesis through the garden program.

Through previous grants from the Whole Kids Foundation in partnership with Unilever and Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation, ABS East students participated in a garden groundbreaking event in May 2017.

The Oliver Foundation Healthy Choices Grant aims to improve healthy eating and physical activity in children, families and communities in Texas. To learn more about the Oliver Foundation, visit

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to follow our news blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Contact Us

Have a question or suggestion for our news team? Email us!
%d bloggers like this: