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Title: Alliance for a Healthier Generation Healthy Schools Program

Alliance for a Healthier GenerationHealthy
Schools Program

Who We Are
  • The Alliance is a partnership between the
    American Heart Association and the William J.
    Clinton Foundation which has come together to
    fight one of our nations leading health threats
    childhood obesity.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation - Goal
  • The goal is to stop the increasing prevalence of
    childhood obesity in the United States by 2010
    and reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity by
    2015 by fostering an environment that helps all
    kids pursue healthy lifestyles. 

Alliance for a Healthier GenerationOverview
Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Why Work with Schools?
  • 17 percent
  • of all children and teens
  • in the United States
  • are overweight.

Source The Journal of the American Medical
Our Mission
  • The Healthy Schools Program is designed to
    create a nationwide paradigm shiftin which the
    perception that a school environment that
    promotes healthy eating and physical activity is
    the norm and not the exception.

Guiding Principles
  • We will form alliances with other organizations
    committed to childhood obesity prevention and
    school health efforts to yield the greatest
  • We are committed to the development of systemic
    and sustainable solutions for schools
  • We base our work on science-based practices and
    simultaneously embrace innovation
  • We believe that providing recognition for healthy
    schools will catalyze more schools to take action
    to create a healthier school environment
  • We are committed to supporting schools that serve
    resource-constrained and vulnerable student

Six Steps to a Healthier School Environment
1. Convene a School Wellness Council to plan and
lead implementation of the Healthy Schools
Program at your school (s). 2. Complete the
Inventory in the Healthy Schools Builder to
identify areas for improvement. 3. Develop an
Action Plan based on whats important and
achievable in your school community. 4. Identify
Resources for Implementation explore existing
resources and what we have available for you on
the website. 5. Take Action! Follow your Action
Plan to create a healthier school environment. 6.
Celebrate Your Successes Keep the Movement
Support for Your Schools
  • A team to provide support and outreach to schools
    that sign up for the HSP through our website.
  • Online Tools For Your Use
  • Healthy Schools Builder Community Page
  • Resource Database
  • Webinars
  • Implementation Kits
  • Integration Fundraising Ideas
  • Healthy Schools Product Navigator Snack Food

Our Unique Contributions
By virtue of our parent organizations, the
Alliance has the unique ability to contribute to
macro-level solutions to childhood obesity
We offer the only opportunity for schools to be
nationally-recognized for their overall healthy
school environments.
Healthy Schools Program Framework
  • A set of best practice criteria that provide
    benchmarks for a healthier school environment
  • Awards at the Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze

Healthy Schools Program Framework
  • Components
  • Policy/Systems
  • School Meals Programs
  • Competitive Foods Beverages
  • Health Education
  • Physical Activity
  • School Employee Wellness
  • Physical Education
  • Before Afterschool Programs

On to the Website
Come see what were all about!
Check out our Community page or get started by
logging in to the Healthy Schools Builder.
Community Page
Healthy Schools Builder
HSB Inventory
Once a school completes the HSB, they will
receive their certificate of participation,
recognition results, and action steps custom to
their school.
Connect with Resources
Healthy Schools Product Navigator
The navigator is an online catalog schools can
use to create a shopping list of foods that meet
the Alliances healthy snack guidelines.
Healthy Schools Product Calculator
The calculator will allow schools to enter values
from nutrition labels and see if the product
meets our guidelines.
Webinars Connect with Experts
Short for Web-based seminar, a webinar is
basically a conference call and online
presentation all at once (it's really an easy
tool to get in touch with our specialists and
other schools).  Take a look at our online
schedule for upcoming sessions!
Celebrate Your Successes
We want to celebrate and share innovative
solutions that schools around the country have
successfully implemented to improve school
Every little thing counts share your small
victory with others!
NBA Cares has partnered with the Alliance to
engage in program activities and outreach that
encourage healthy lifestyle choices for children
and young adults (NBA Fit).
The Alliance, Rachael Ray, and the Yum-o!
Organization have partnered to provide the right
tools and know-how to help take control of your
meals and improve your childs eating habits at
home and in school.
Nickelodeon and the Alliance have created the Go
Healthy Challenge, an online and community-based
movement that empowers kids to take the lead in
making their lives, schools, and communities
IDEA Health Fitness volunteering to bring
physical activity into schools.
Middle schools and high schools across the
country will now have another valuable resource
for healthy living with the Alliances new
partnership with Channel One (C1N), the nations
preeminent in-school news and public affairs
content provider.

Contact Us
  • Healthy Schools Program
  • 1-888-KID-HLTH