Bluebonnet Trail Elementary is leading the way for healthy living.
BTE Physical Education and Health Teacher Amy Rodriguez recently submitted a grant for the 2019 Chronic Disease Prevention Mini-Grant from the Austin Public Health Funds Project. Rodriguez's grant was called "Recess Refresh". BTE will receive $2,500 and will use the money to purchase new outside equipment for all students Pre-K to 5th Grade to play and stay active during recess.
About the 2019 Chronic Disease
Chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, chronic lung disease and diabetes make up nearly three out of five deaths in Travis County. But active living, healthy eating, and not using tobacco can help prevent it. Austin Public Health funds projects to prevent chronic disease in Austin and Travis Sounty. Grants focus on making a lasting change; and should address health disparities by reaching people who face higher rates of chronic disease.
Projects focus on one or more of these topics:
- Active living
- Tobacco-free living
- Healthy eating
- Community gardens
- Healthy food pantries
- Breastfeeding support