Friday, April 24, 2009

Sue Scheff: Alliance for a Healthier Generation

About Us The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is a partnership between the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation. We have come together to create a new generation of healthy Americans by addressing one of the nation’s leading public health threats – childhood obesity.

Along with our co-leader Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, the Alliance focuses on preventing childhood obesity and creating healthier lifestyles for all children and targets several areas to spark change and reduce the increasing rates of childhood obesity in the U.S.
Our Mission

To eliminate childhood obesity and to inspire all young people in the United States to develop lifelong, healthy habits.

Our Goals

The goal of the Alliance is to reduce the nationwide prevalence of childhood obesity by 2015 and to empower kids nationwide to make healthy lifestyle choices.

The Alliance will positively affect the places that can make a difference to a child’s health: homes, schools, restaurants, doctor’s offices, and the community.

Our Programs

Healthy Schools Program

Increasing opportunities for students to exercise and play
Putting healthy foods and beverages in vending machines and cafeterias
Providing resources for teachers and staff to become healthy role models

Industry Program

Influencing restaurants and snack companies to make substantially healthier meals, drinks and snacks for kids.

Kids' Movement

The empowerME campaign is inspiring kids to make healthy behavior changes and become advocates and leaders for healthy eating and physical activity.Learn More About the Kids' MovementFor kids, check out

Healthcare Program

Giving tools to healthcare providers so that they can better diagnose, prevent and treat obesity.Learn More About the Healthcare Initiative

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