Aparecio Foundation Health Initiative
An innovative pilot program with University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars develops health literacy and self-esteem
This was a three-month pilot focused on health, nutrition, self-esteem and provide daily opportunities for quality physical education for female students at the University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars. Course topics include yoga and meditation, community health, healthy eating and healthy exercise.
The program, which included 16 lessons, also provided visits and training with Chef Todd of Florentine Restaurant on healthy meals and nutrition. Volunteers from the community, local businesses and private consultants willingly donated their time and expertise to deliver the workshops.
Program support for the Aparecio Foundation’s Healthy Lifestyle Initiative has been made possible by the University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars Program, thinkThin, YogaFit, Kind Snacks, The Florentine, Be Present, Tanya B, Trader Joe’s, YouSwoop, Bluefin Software, The Clymb, Valeo Chicago and community supporters like you. Read on to learn more about the inspiring stories of Aparecio Scholar Participants.