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. 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. We want to make sure that doesn’t happen.
The Alliance believes all young people deserve a chance to live healthier lives. We work to empower kids to develop lifelong healthy habits by ensuring the environments that surround them provide and promote good health. Our work with schools, communities and businesses has reached more than 25 million children, with a focus on young people who are at an increased risk for unhealthy lifestyles.
The Alliance’s work focuses on two key factors that prevent obesity in children healthy eating and physical activity while also supporting a more holistic approach to health promotion. We are focused on four fundamental strategies to improve children’s health:
• Making Community Environments Healthier
• Making the Marketplace Healthier
• Informing Public Policy
• Addressing Related Health Issues
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