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For more than 15 years, Healthier Generation has envisioned a world where all children live healthier lives. This year has intensified an oft-repeated lesson — that optimal health for all requires more equitable solutions — especially for populations and communities that have experienced historic disinvestment.
It is in this pivotal moment, given the unprecedented events of 2020, we hold tighter to our vision for a healthy, equitable future and our guiding impact statement: Every mind, every body, every young person — healthy and ready to succeed.
Our commitment to you, and one that I am personally invested in, is that our actions reflect our purposeful, deliberate approach to advancing equitable whole child health.
Our school serves medically fragile children and most have multiple disabilities. Being one of America’s Healthiest Schools has helped students not only see beyond their limitations but has shown them that they can be great in what they are able to do.
Since the pandemic hit, in the beginning, stress eating and the closure of parks and playgrounds had a negative impact on all of us. We have since embraced our new norm and reverted to eating healthier and making use of our walking trail, indoor courtyard and community garden.
Our nation’s schools are more than just places of learning – they play critical roles in supporting families and health care providers in advancing equitable whole child health.
With COVID-19 disrupting the traditional school environment, Healthier Generation rapidly responded to provide schools and out-of-school time community partners across the country with the critical support they needed during a time of intense need.
With a learning landscape that looked different for many families, managing stress and bolstering social-emotional health became essential.
The Resilience in School Environments (RISE) Initiative supported thousands of school staff and students with social-emotional health trainings, activities, and webinars. Meanwhile, Kohl’s Feeling Healthy at Home provided a steady stream of simple, easy-to-use resources and guidance for educators and caregivers to help navigate difficult times.
I was so thrilled to offer a self-care workshop for caregivers. Our well-being is interconnected and Healthier Generation really understands that and pulls us along to feel better.
As a teenager and Healthier Generation Youth Ambassador, Ashlyn Pinkins encouraged other youth to make healthy choices.
Not losing sight of her goal to create a healthier world, she became a public health epidemiologist in her home state of Louisiana. She now tracks the coronavirus through vital information from hospitals and medical organizations.
I’ve always been a very active person and started eating healthier at a young age. Healthier Generation gave me the foundation needed to inspire and encourage as many people as possible. That same foundation shaped my education and career, which has been dedicated to public health and the betterment of as many communities as possible.
As we met this year’s challenges, we extend our gratitude to everyone who supported us along the way.
To our health champions — teachers and administrators, donors, partners, volunteers, ambassadors, parents and caregivers – thank you for being by our side in the pursuit of healthier futures for kids.
Healthier Generation’s philanthropic partners provide much-needed resources to expand our reach, increase the effectiveness of our youth-serving initiatives and programs, as well as build nationwide awareness for children’s health.
Joining our founding organizations, these are a few of Healthier Generation’s strongest supporters who are helping advance our mission across the country.
Our work isn’t done until all families can say their children have everything they need to live healthy lives.