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BOUNCE to Health Summer Program

The award-winning BOUNCE summer program promotes healthy eating, regular physical activity and positive body image among low-income African American and Hispanic boys and girls struggling with obesity. The program lasts for four weeks (Monday through Friday). Each day the participants take part in three physical activity sessions, one nutrition education session and one counseling session. Parents, siblings and other relatives participate in a two-hour weekly session designed to help them support the children’s nutrition, exercise regimen and self-esteem.

Online Registration >    Inscripción en línea >     Physical Examination Form PDF >

If you are interested in mailing or emailing the registration form instead, please download the PDF document below (either English or Spanish version), fill and send to:

BOUNCE Summer Program c/o
UH, Dept. of Psychological, Health and Learning Sciences 
University of Houston, 3657 Cullen Blvd., Rm. 491
Houston, TX 77204-5029

OR email to:

Registration Form English PDF >    Formulario de Inscripción en PDF >

Accepting applications until June 1, 2018

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Lace Up and Move

Lace Up and Move promotes physical activity and improved sleep quality in Hispanic and African boys and girls. Activities include kickboxing, fitness yoga and healthy eating.

The new Lace Up and Move Mindful program emphasizes mindful healthy eating and exercising.

Email if you're interested in participating.

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5K , Cooking/Shopping Demos & More

Each year, BOUNCE organizes fun runs and walks to promote physical activity in the Houston community and to raise funds to sponsor low-income families participating in the BOUNCE programs.

BOUNCE also offers various workshops for the community. During the school year, the BOUNCE chef and nutrition instructors conduct cooking demonstrations that focus on creating healthy meals and snacks. Furthermore, BOUNCE provides grocery shopping tours to groups of low-income African American and Hispanic parents and adults to promote nutrition awareness and healthy food choices. These shopping tours, held at local grocery stores, are presented in Spanish and English.

In partnership with community organizations and the Houston Health Department, BOUNCE offers a gardening program to teach African American and Hispanic families how to grow herbs, fruits and vegetables.

BOUNCE also provides a Positive Parenting Workshop that promotes parenting techniques to foster healthy lifestyle behaviors. Parents and their children have the opportunity to learn strategies to deal with weight-related teasing and to encourage a positive body image.

Email if you're interested in participating.


Fun with Food!

In partnership with school districts, Fun with Food! is an after-school program for low-income elementary and middle school boys and girls. Through interactive learning such as cooking demonstrations and technological applications, the program focuses on nutritional content of foods, basic nutrition terminology, labeling, MyPlate comprehension and appropriate portion sizing. (This program is not currently active.)
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How to Register

If you or your child is interested in participating in any of the BOUNCE programs, please complete the online form and a BOUNCE representative will contact you.

Online Registration >


Attendance at an orientation meeting prior to the start of the program will be required.