Our Mission & Motivation
BOUNCE is a community outreach and research initiative dedicated to reducing obesity-related diseases among underserved communities in Houston through local partnerships and interactive programs. BOUNCE empowers Hispanic and African American youth and families to adopt healthy lifestyles by making nutritious food choices, engaging in daily exercise and fostering a positive body image.
In Texas, nearly a quarter of elementary and middle school students are obese, according to state data. And studies show that African American and Hispanic children are at an increased risk for becoming obese.
BOUNCE is committed to combating the childhood obesity epidemic.