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Behavior Opportunities Uniting Nutrition, Coaching & Exercise

BOUNCE is a community outreach and research initiative at the UH College of Education dedicated to reducing obesity-related diseases among underserved communities in Houston.

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Now Enrolling Families for Abriendo Caminos

Abriendo Caminos is a six-week family program that aims to promote nutrition education, exercise, and family time. If you are interested in joining, please view the flyer below and call us at (832) 842-5921 or email

Abriendo Caminos es un programa familiar de seis semanas que tiene como objectivo promover la educacion nutricional, el ejercicio y el tiempo en familia. Si esta interesado en unirse, vea el folleto y llamenos al (832) 842-5921 o envie un correo electronico a 

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Established in 2005, BOUNCE Summer Wellness is an award-winning healthy lifestyle summer program designed to promote healthy eating, regular physical activity and body positivity among low-income Hispanic and African American children.

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BOUNCE has been recognized at the local, state, and national levels for its work. Some highlights:

  • In summer 2017, Norma Olvera, the founder and executive director of BOUNCE, was selected to participate in a prestigious fellowship with the U.S. Department of Agriculture based on her work in the health field.
  • In 2010, BOUNCE won an honorable mention award for cardiovascular health promotion by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • In 2006, BOUNCE was acknowledged as “One of the Best Nutrition and Physical Activity Practices” by the Texas Public Health Association.