The Alliance for a Healthier Generation was founded by the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation in 2005. We are a non-profit that works to address one of the nation's leading public health threats – childhood obesity. The goal of the Alliance is to reduce the nationwide prevalence of childhood obesity by 2015, and to empower kids to make healthy lifestyle choices.
My job is to connect the schools in Kentucky to the Healthy Schools Program and walk them through our framework which outlines specific steps to create healthier school environments. The framework is based on policies and practices that positively impact healthy eating and physical activity behaviors among students and staff.
Did you know that 1 in 3 children are obese or overweight?
Did you know that this might be the first generation of children to live shorter lives than their parents?
Did you know that 1/3 of high school students get enough Physical Education?
I could go on but I'll let you do the research on your own.
So, if you have never heard of us before then make sure to check with your school office to see if they are already signed up. If they are then great, see how you can help. If not, no fear, we have a great option on our website for you! You can sign up as an individual and we'll make sure you receive a jam packed bi-weekly newsletter, access to our list of online resources, including our product navigator, a tool to see if the snacks and meals your school is serving is in compliance with our program.
Spend some time on our site and check out what we can do to help get your schools healthy! NOW is the time to join the fight to reduce childhood obesity.
Well, with my new job I am working from home part-time and traveling to schools across the state the other half---plenty to keep me busy, but all for an amazing cause! Recently my evenings have been focused on dedicated family time and enjoying being "unplugged", since I have to rely on being plugged in all day. But don't worry, this hasn't meant I have not been in the kitchen! No! No! I've been spending plenty of time in the kitchen cooking up yummy, healthy foods for my family and I've even had some pretty cool teenagers cooking with me!
3 tbsp half-and-half
Whisk all ingredients together and drizzle on top of nice warm scones and serve!