Bienestar Coordinated School Health Program

Social and Health Research Center INC

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he SAHRC operates the Bienestar/Neema pre-kindergarten to 8th grade coordinated school health programs. The Bienestar/Neema school health program is culturally appropriate for high risk children. The program components target students, parents, teachers, food service staff, nurses, and after school care takers. Large studies published in scientific journals have shown that school health programs operated by the SAHRC have been shown to decrease blood glucose, obesity rates, and dietary fat intake; and to increase dietary fiber intake and physical activity in children. The Bienestar/NEEMA is recognized as a Successful Strategy by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and as a Research-Tested Intervention Program by the National Cancer Institute.

Languages Offered:

English, Spanish

Time(s) of Day Offered:

Daytime, Weekday

Program Setting:

Community, School

Service Area(s):

Downtown, Northwest, North Central, Northeast, East, Southeast, South, Southwest, West

Target Age(s):

  • Children (0 - 10)
  • Teenager (11-20)

Diabetes Focus:

  • Pre-Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes


  • Diabetes 101
  • Healthy Eating
  • Exercise for Strength and Energy
  • Controlling Diabetes Symptoms
  • Setting Goals
  • Dealing with Negative Emotions
  • Heart Health
  • Stress
  • Weight Management
  • Food Insecurity

Program Type/Format:

  • Group Education Class (one-time)
  • Group Education Series


  • Body Mass Index (BMI)

Support Service(s):

  • School Districts


1302 So St Marys St
San Antonio, TX 78210