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Benefits Childhood Health

Childhood obesity is a national epidemic. Nearly 1 in 3 children (ages 2-19) in the United States is overweight or obese, putting them at risk for serious health problems. Some experts believe that if obesity among kids continues at the current rate, this generation could become the first in American history to live shorter lives than their parents. Learn the facts, our approach to solving this epidemic and how you can help be a part of the change.

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation

The Alliance was founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation as a response to the growing rate of childhood obesity. And just like our founders, our goal as an organization has always been to create systemic change, change that is not isolated to one home, or community, to one school, industry, or state. We want to create healthy changes that build upon one another and create a system, a nation, that makes the healthy choice the easy choice.

Current Achievements

  • Healthy School Programs founded in 2006 is now in over 18,000 schools in all 50 states.
  • Work directly with the industries and companies that influence the food students eat at school and the opportunities they have for physical activity.
  • Healthy Out-of-School Time program reaches kids in afterschool programs, community centers, clubs and camps.
  • Through the Healthier Generation Benefit works with more than 56,000 doctors and registered dieticians to provide access to preventive care and treatment for childhood obesity.

Childhood health affects every community around the nation.  Be a champion for the youth in your area and commit to supporting the cause to end the epidemic of childhood obesity.


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