The Healthy Heart
One of the perks of participating in the Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart programs is the opportunity to teach the younger generation about heart healthy living. There are many ways to live healthy, and it’s important to teach students how regular exercise, a healthy diet, and knowledge of risk factors can contribute to a long, healthy life.
Physically active kids have better attendance, focus, behavior and academic performance. Encourage life-long, healthy habits in your students by including cross-curricular heart-health education in your event!
Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Founded in 2005 by the American Heart Association and William J. Clinton Foundation, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation is leading the charge against the childhood obesity epidemic by engaging directly with industry leaders, educators, parents, healthcare professionals and—most importantly—kids. The goal of the Alliance is to reduce the nationwide prevalence of childhood obesity by 2015 and to inspire young people to develop lifelong healthy habits. There is no single cause and no single solution for childhood obesity. As a result, the Alliance works to positively affect all the places that can make a difference in a child's health including homes, schools, doctors' offices and communities.
To ensure that future generations won't struggle with illnesses associated with poor food choices and lack of physical activity, the Alliance is taking preemptive measures against obesity by focusing on three key initiatives: