Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Alliance for a Healthier Generation


The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is a joint initiative between the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation and its mission is to tackle one of our nation's leading health problems – childhood obesity. The goal of the Alliance is to stop the nationwide increase in childhood obesity by 2010 by taking bold, innovative steps to help all children live longer and healthier lives.


The Alliance believes that helping schools is one of the most efficient and effective ways to shape the lifelong health and well-being of children and adolescents. That is why the Alliance has created the Healthy Schools Program, which aims to improve schools in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, health education and staff wellness. The Healthy Schools Program began in 2006 with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Any school in the nation can join the movement to build healthier schools by joining the Healthy Schools Program at no cost. Here are a few things the Healthy Schools Program has to offer its member schools:

*National recognition for their small victories and big successes.

*Customized support on creating a healthier school environment through a liaison available by phone and email.

*Implementation support and tools that are robust and informative to help schools work towards creating a healthier school environment and achieving recognition.

*Networking opportunities with schools across the country on the quest for a healthier school.

*A resource database that includes great resources and grant opportunities that will help schools implement healthy changes to promote physical activity and healthy eating.


Join today by visiting: www.healthiergeneration.org/schools or 1-888-KID-HLTH