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Support #TeamHealthStart! via the Austin Marathon!

HealthStart strives to build healthier communities by giving young children foundational skills for lifelong health and well-being. We use a unique approach combining health and science education to help kids understand the "why" behind healthy habits. Through our whole-child approach which includes nutrition education, science experiments, physical activities, and social-emotional lessons, children learn how to keep themselves, their families, and their world healthy.

We have programs that reach children in the classroom and after-school. Your donation goes directly to educating underserved kids and families in the community so they can thrive, no matter the circumstances, and have futures free of disease!

A moment that stood out this past spring at one of our CHEWS workshops was when Jayden (11, Chalmers Courts) said, “Ever since we made the Apple Cookies my family has been making them at home!” He even noted that they have been trying out different toppings. We love introducing new, healthy snacks to children at our CHEWS workshops. Kids end up trying things they never thought they would like. Not only do they get to make the snacks themselves, they learn about the body systems the foods that benefit them. Children also introduce these affordable, healthy, and easy-to-make snacks to their families, making them agents of change. 

We are grateful for your support and donations. We are fortunate to have matching funds available to magnify your donation's impact!$1 - $6,000 raised – will triple your donations!$6,000 - $10,000 raised – will double your donations!

Learn more about how we work with schools and the community.


As a fundraiser, there are even more benefits than just giving kids a healthier future! Raise...$500  - A HealthStart Family Recipe Book$299 - Full Marathon entry is comped$199 - Half Marathon entry is comped$99 - 5K entry is compedPlus, for every $200 you raise, your name will be entered in a raffle for a grand prize! All fundraisers get a HealthStart water bottle!

When you join #TeamHealthStart, you give children the agency to make informed health decisions for life!

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