Healthy LEAP (Lifestyle Education and Practice) is a series of health, nutrition, fitness, safety and injury prevention lessons and practical applications created specifically for youth and adults with and without intellectual disabilities.  Each lesson includes specific tasks and activities to jump start the practice of a healthy lifestyle.

Weekly lessons include:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Healthy Weight and Obesity
  • Behavior and Stress Management
  • Bone Health
  • Sports Nutrition and Hydration
  • Exercise and Injury Prevention
  • Sun Safety
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Prevention of Alcohol and Tobacco Use (only when age appropriate)

Student Benefits: •  Increases overall student health and wellness •  Promotes inclusion and breaks down barriers •  Provides accountability to peers •  Free health screening available 

School Benefits: Promotes a unified classroom environment  

Healthy LEAP is made possible thanks to support received from the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities.

Do you want to be a SOTX Healthy LEAP provider? Apply here

For Athletes Interested in becoming a Health Messenger: 

A Health Messenger is a Special Olympics athlete who has been trained to serve as a health and wellness leader, educator, advocate and role model within their Special Olympics community or the community at large. Read full details here. 

For more information, please contact Keara Uhl, Health Initiatives Manager, at (210) 530-9898 or