We believe all young people deserve a chance to live healthier lives. But today in the United States, not all kids have the same opportunity for a healthy future.
In fact, nearly 1 in 3 children (ages 2-19) is overweight or obese, putting them at risk for serious health problems. Nearly 25 percent of children (ages 2-8) have a chronic health condition, including asthma, and only 1 out of 3 is physically active each day.
We know that a child’s health, both physical and emotional, influences his or her ability to succeed. That’s why we’re committed to ensuring that the places children learn, live, and play provide and promote good health.