Healthy Schools Program. Overview. Reversing the Trend. To eliminate childhood obesity and inspire all young people in the United States to develop lifelong, healthy habits. Alliance for a Healthier Generation Goal.
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To eliminate childhood obesity and inspire all young people in the United States to develop lifelong, healthy habits
To stop the increase in prevalence of childhood obesity in the United States by 2010 and to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity by 2015 by fostering an environment that helps all kids pursue healthy and active lifestyles.
IndustryVoluntary agreements with leading companies that increase children’s access to healthier foods and beverages and physical activity in their homes, schools, and communities.
SchoolsSupports schools in their efforts to create healthy school environments that promote healthy eating and physical activity and recognizes those schools that succeed.
HealthcareWorking with the healthcare community to address the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity in healthcare settings.
Kids “By kids, for kids” movement to empower all kids to make healthy behavior changes and become advocates for physical activity and healthy eating.
of all children and teens
in the United States
are overweight or obese
Source: The Journal of the American Medical Association
The Healthy Schools Program is designed to create a nationwide paradigm shift…in which the perception that a school environment that promotes healthy eating and physical activity is the norm and not the exception.
Kicked off the Healthy Schools Program at the first annual Healthy Schools Forum at the Clinton Presidential Library in July 2006.
Provided onsite support to 230 schools in 13 states and online support to over 900 schools during the 2006-07 school year.
The RWJF expansion will allow us to provide onsite support to over 8,000 schools in 34 states and online support to countless schools.History of the Healthy Schools Program
Check out our Community page or get started by logging in to the Healthy Schools Builder.
Once a school completes the HSB, they will receive their certificate of participation, recognition results, and action steps custom to their school.
Short for Web-based seminar, a webinar is basically a conference call and online presentation all at once (it's really an easy tool to get in touch with our specialists and other schools). Take a look at our online calendar for upcoming sessions!
We want to celebrate and share innovative solutions that schools around the country have successfully implemented to improve school health.
NBA has partnered with the Alliance to engage in program activities and
outreach that encourage healthy lifestyle choices for children and young adults .
The Alliance, Rachael Ray, and the Yum-o! Organization have partnered to provide the right tools and know-how to help take control of your meals and improve your child’s eating habits at home and in school.
Nickelodeon and the Alliance have created the Go Healthy Challenge, an online and community-based movement that empowers kids to take the lead in making their lives, schools, and communities healthier!
IDEA Health & Fitness Members volunteering to bring physical activity into schools.
Middle schools and high schools across the country will now have another valuable resource for healthy living with the Alliance’s new partnership with Channel One (C1N), the nation’s preeminent in-school news and public affairs content provider.
First Year Training Sessions
Web-based trainings on implementation issues
Online tools to help align contracts and policies to the Alliance beverage and snack food guidelines
Work with national partners to support their constituents implement the snack food and beverage guidelinesHow We Support Implementation in Schools
The Navigator is an online catalog schools can use to create a shopping list of foods that meet the Alliance’s healthy snack guidelines.
The Calculator will allow schools to enter values from nutrition labels and see if the product meets our guidelines.