The facts are staggering - one in three of America's children is overweight or obese. But there's good news, communities are joining together to tackle the problem head-on, and they're seeing impressive results. If you'd like to learn what communities are doing to give our children healthier foods and more physical activity, welcome! We have lots of inspiring stories to share and resources to help your community make powerful changes. Now is the perfect time to start.
Communities throughout the country are creating exciting, new ways to get kids' hearts racing and bodies moving in schools and childcare programs. Concerned communities are also finding success creating bike paths and parks, and getting kids off their feet and onto the playground - instead of sitting on the couch.
Communities are finding ways to offer fresh fruit, salad bars and other healthy options in the school lunch line. They're also stocking vending machines with healthier options. These small changes can spark a lifetime of healthier eating.
Secondhand smoke wafts its way through parks, apartment buildings and other public places, posing a health risk to us all. Find out how communities are reducing secondhand smoke exposure.
Getting started is easy with the right help. We offer tools and suggestions to overcome obstacles and create groundswell support for change in your community.