The Alliance for a Healthier Generation works to address one of the nation’s leading public health threats—childhood obesity. The goal of the Alliance is to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity by 2015, and to empower kids nationwide to make healthy lifestyle choices. Founded in 2005 by the American Heart Association and William J. Clinton Foundation, the Alliance works to positively affect the places that can make a difference in a child’s health: homes, schools, doctor’s offices, and communities.
HEALTHY SCHOOLS BUILDER
The Healthy Schools Builder is an easy online tool that helps schools identify their status as a healthy school and develop customized action plans to make positive and healthy changes.
The Healthy Schools Program Framework provides a set of criteria and specific steps for schools to improve identfied needs in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, and employee wellness.
For further support, techincal assistance, and access to additional resources, schools are encouraged to join the Healthy Schools Program Network. Membership in this network is FREE and available to both parents and school administrators.
Interested in supporting your school's efforts to serve healthier options to students? Use the Healthy Snacks and School Meals tab to find information on healthy school meals, healthy snacks & beverages, healthy fundraising options, and ways to encourage healthy eating.
Support your school's nutrition program with physical activity and education. Use the Physical Activity and Education tab to find resources on organizing safe walking & biking routes, increasing physical activity, and tips for teachers to motivate movement.
For further information, links to outside resources, and webinars check-out the Resources and Tools tab.