News & Events

USDA Waters Downs Nutrition Standards with School Meal Flexibility Rule

posted on Wed, Nov 29 2017 7:42 pm by Dr. Howell Wechsler, CEO Alliance for a Healthier Generation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture published today a new School Meal Flexibility Rule that will weaken nutrition standards aimed at reducing sodium and increasing whole grains for meals provided under the USDA’s National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

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Coalition of Organizations Take Pledge to Provide Obesity Prevention, Treatment to Millions of Individuals

posted on Wed, Nov 15 2017 8:32 am by The Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Today healthcare leaders across the nation, including private and public payers and employers, are taking the My Healthy Weight pledge to offer obesity prevention and treatment for individuals of all ages. With more than one in three U.S. adults overweight or living with obesity, this first-ever collaboration is taking serious action to tackle one of America’s most challenging and costly public health concerns. Each year, obesity care costs nearly $210 billion to the nation’s health care system.

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Alliance for a Healthier Generation Statement: Reauthorize CHIP

posted on Tue, Oct 3 2017 8:15 pm by Howell Wechsler, EdD, MPH

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Alliance for a Healthier Generation Announces America’s Healthiest Schools

posted on Tue, Aug 8 2017 7:09 am by Healthier Generation

More than 300 schools from 30 states honored for promoting healthy eating and physical activity

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Fitness Trainer Anja Garcia Partners with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation

posted on Thu, Jun 8 2017 7:10 pm by Healthier Generation

Garcia will serve as official Celebrity Fitness Coach for Team Healthier Generation

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#GirlsAre Returns to Inspire Girls and Women Across the United States to Celebrate Their Athleticism and Strength

posted on Mon, May 15 2017 2:02 pm by Alliance for a Healthier Generation

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the Clinton Foundation join forces for a second year with more than 40 non-profit and media partners, as well as influential voices to inspire a new generation of strong, active women.

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USDA Delay of School Meal Guidelines for Whole Grains and Sodium

posted on Mon, May 1 2017 4:00 pm by Dr. Howell Wechsler, CEO Alliance for a Healthier Generation

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#WellnessWins Empowers School Districts, Community Members to Support Strong Wellness Policies

posted on Mon, Apr 17 2017 7:00 am by Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the American Heart Association’s Voices for Healthy Kids initiative come together to launch wellness policy campaign.

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Winners Named for Inaugural Innovation Award for Health Care Provider Training and Education

posted on Mon, Apr 10 2017 10:00 am by Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Award recognizes and promotes new ways to address obesity prevention and management

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Sugar-sweetened Beverage Consumption Among U.S. Youth, 2011–2014 National Center for Health Statistics, January 2017

posted on Thu, Jan 26 2017 3:06 pm by Dr. Howell Wechsler, CEO, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

The progress in reducing children’s calorie consumption from sugar-sweetened beverages has stalled.

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