Promoting healthy lifestyles for children & families

Organizations

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a joint initiative between the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation, works nationally to create awareness and real solutions for the childhood obesity epidemic.The goal of the Alliance is to stop the nationwide increase in childhood obesity by 2015 and to empower kids nationwide to make healthy lifestyle choices.

America on the Move

America on the Move is a community-wide program developed to improve health and quality of life by promoting healthful eating and active living among individuals, families, communities, and society by: bringing scientists and non-scientists from multiple disciplines together; translating cutting-edge science into accessible information for easy use; empowering individuals to take control of their

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)

AAHPERD’s mission is to promote and support leadership, research, education, and best practices in the professions that support creative, healthy, and active lifestyles. AAHPERD envisions a society in which all individuals enjoy an optimal quality of life through appreciation of and participation in an active and creative, health-promoting lifestyle.

California Adolescent Nutrition and Fitness Program (CANFit)

Since 1993, CANFit has been at the heart of the movement to improve healthy eating and physical activity environments for adolescents. From grassroots to government, CANfit works with community-based and youth-serving organizations to identify local solutions and support the development of culturally competent policy and practices.

California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

This site contains a list of events, model programs, and other efforts of the Council to promote physical activity in schools and communities in California.

California Project LEAN

California Project LEAN (Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition) (CPL) is a joint program of the California Department of Public Health and the Public Health Institute focusing on youth empowerment, policy and environmental change strategies, and community-based solutions.

Center for Healthy Weight: Community Resources

Stanford University's Center for Healthy Weight is an interdisciplinary, cross-departmental effort to tackle childhood obesity through advances in patient care, state-of-the-art research and the design and development of successful community programs. Their website includes information on a variety of Bay Area community programs that promote healthy eating and physical activity.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Program

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity webpages post Pediatric Growth Charts, surveillance data on obesity and diabetes, descriptions of CDC sponsored nutrition and physical activity promotion programs, including Kids Walk-to-School: A Guide to Promote Walking to School.

Creating Safe Places for Play: jointuse.org

By showcasing successes as well as the problem, Jointuse.org provides the tools and resources advocates need to launch successful joint use agreements, allowing for shared use of public spaces like schools with community members once schools are closed.

FoodPlay

Since 1982 Emmy Award winning FoodPlay Productions has reached over three million schoolchildren across the country using the power of live theater and interactive resources to turn kids on to healthy eating and exercise habits.