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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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Open Recruitment: 2021 Eye to the Future Internship

Interested in professional developmental training for public health, childhood obesity, or any related field? Our BOUNCE program is presenting the Eye to the Future internship program! Please visit our Join the Team page to view the requirements for the internship and apply now! The deadline for the application is December 1st, 2020.

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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.