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

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Strategies being implemented to meet 20 percent calorie reduction by 202

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Taking first step in communities to reduce beverage calorie consumption nationwide. Read More

Get fit, have fun and make a difference for children’s health with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

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This award recognizes leading health professional training programs that have developed new and innovative ways to provide nutrition, physical activity, and obesity counseling education to their students.

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The Alliance for a Healthier Generation will honor schools, school districts, the National AfterSchool Association and NIKE, Inc. at the Alliance’s 2016 Leaders Summit, September 30 and October 1 in Washington, D.C.

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The 328 schools recognized as America’s Healthiest Schools represent 29 different states and the District of Columbia. California, Georgia, New Jersey, South Carolina and Texas have the highest number of healthiest schools represented. 

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The Alliance for a Healthier Generation announced today it has received a $1,000,000 one-year grant from Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) to create sustainable healthy school environments that improve nutrition, increase physical activity and provide wellness policies and education for students and families.

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The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the Clinton Foundation are joining forces to shine a spotlight on the disparities between girls’ and boys’ physical activity rates and inspire a new generation of strong, active women.

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The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s beverage companies announced today that communities within the Mississippi Delta and Montgomery, Ala., area will be the next to take part in the Balance Calories Community Initiative, a focused effort to help people reduce the calories they get from beverages. By working to change behavior within these communities, the initiative seeks to help reduce beverage calories consumed per person by 20 percent by 2025.

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Health Foundation awards additional $160,000 to increase access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity for Miami-Dade County out-of-school time programs

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Chelsea Clinton, Mary Beth Donahue, Dave Josserand and Angela Moskow Join Board

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The Urban School Food Alliance (USFA), a nonprofit coalition of the largest school districts in the United States that includes New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami-Dade, Dallas, and Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation (the Alliance), founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity, announced a game-changing partnership to improve school meals.

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In celebration of its founding by the American Heart Association and Clinton Foundation in 2005, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation will recognize hundreds of the nation’s leading schools, industry leaders, corporate partners and out-of-school time programs at its annual Leaders Summit this weekend in Washington, D.C.

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At its upcoming 2015 Leaders Summit, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation will celebrate its 10-year anniversary and recognize schools, industry leaders, corporate partners and out-of-school time programs that continue to make strides for childhood health.

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Eating a Meal, Watching TV and Doing Homework are Top Activities Moms and Kids Do Together 44% of Moms Reported Their Children Don’t Get the Recommended Amount of Activity Per Week

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Fitness experts, celebrities and organizations commit to 10 more minutes of physical activity a day for National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

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Through a partnership with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, McDonald’s Corporation announced a global commitment to increase customers’ access to fruit and vegetables and help families and children make informed choices in keeping with balanced lifestyles at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. McDonald’s made five specific commitments in 20 major markets, including the U.S., representing more than 85% of the company’s global sales.  The commitment spans through the year 2020 with interim goals in 2016 and 2018 and the final goal of fulfilling all commitments in all 20 markets by 2020.

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The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s beverage companies announced today that New York City will now be part of a community-based initiative to help reduce beverage calories consumed by 20 percent per person by 2025 in neighborhoods where there has been less interest in or access to lower-calorie and smaller-portion beverages.

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The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s beverage companies announced today that work will begin in four Los Angeles area communities as part of a highly focused initiative to help reduce beverage calories consumed by 20 percent per person by 2025 in neighborhoods where there has been less interest in or access to lower-calorie and smaller-portion beverages.

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The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s beverage companies announced today that work will begin in four Little Rock communities on a highly focused initiative to help reduce calories consumed from beverages in neighborhoods where there has been less interest in or access to lower-calorie and smaller-portion beverages.

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2015 Beyond the Backpack Advisory Committee Includes Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Association of Children’s Museums, Boston Children’s Museum, Children’s Defense Fund, Common Sense Media, Jumpstart, National Council of La Raza, National Head Start Association, Reach Out and Read, National Parent Teacher Association and Too Small to Fail.

 

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Alliance for a Healthier Generation and 24 Hour Fitness are joining forces to give families the power to live healthy, active lives. Through a partnership announced today, the Alliance and 24 Hour Fitness will launch Nutrition Revolution 5K, an event series in ten cities across the country that will educate and inspire children and adults to eat healthier and move more in 2015.

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The globally beloved Peter Rabbit character will be featured in a new health and wellness initiative, Hop to Health, launching this fall. The new kid-targeted campaign was created through a partnership with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, the National AfterSchool Association, and Nickelodeon who joined forces with Penguin Young Readers to educate children and their families about the importance of healthy eating habits and being active. 

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Beverage companies are required to label how much sugar is in each can. But that doesn’t mean people understand how quickly those numbers add up.

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The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and Clinton Foundation, has worked with representatives from American Beverage Association, The Coca-Cola Company, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and PepsiCo to announce a new landmark agreement to decrease beverage calories in the American diet.

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As the latest phase of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) strong school nutrition standards take effect, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation will honor 250 schools for becoming healthier places.

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As the latest phase of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) strong school nutrition standards take effect, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation will honor 250 schools, a leading community organization, and a corporation for becoming healthier places.

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The Alliance for a Healthier Generation honored 29 school leaders from across the country for their leadership in creating healthy school environments for students and staff.

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All medical students and physicians should be trained in nutrition and physical activity to help combat America’s growing obesity challenge. That’s the message of a new white paper Teaching Nutrition and Physical Activity in Medical School: Training Doctors for Prevention-Oriented Care released today by the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation (Alliance) at the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Obesity Solutions. 

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The Warriors and Gold Alliance partner Jawbone are partnering with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation for a one week health and fitness challenge starting Tuesday, May 20 at Sheridan Elementary School in San Francisco

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Through a partnership with The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, McDonald’s announced at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting a commitment to increase customers’ access to fruit and vegetables and help families and children make informed choices in keeping with balanced lifestyles.

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Miami-Dade County, FL April 3, 2014–Health Foundation of South Florida (HFSF) awarded $99,000 to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to continue their support of childhood obesity prevention efforts in Miami-Dade County out-of-school time programs.

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The search has started for the next amazing group of young people to inspire healthy living. Applications are now being accepted for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s 2014-2015 Youth Advisory Board.

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The Alliance for a Healthier Generation announces a national expansion of its work to increase access to healthier foods and physical activity in out-of-school time environments.

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President Bill Clinton will honor 267 schools at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Ark. for creating healthier environments for children to learn and staff to work.

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McDonald’s is partnering with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to increase customers’ access to fruit and vegetables and help families and children to make informed choices in keeping with balanced lifestyles.

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Alliance for a Healthier Generation Announces 2013-2014 Youth Advisory Board

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The Alliance for a Healthier Generation honored 19 school leaders from across the country for their diligence in creating healthy school environments for students and staff.

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Jawbone®, a leader and innovator in smart audio devices and wearable technology, today announced a Special Edition Orange UP® band in support of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

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On Thursday, September 26th millions of kids and adults will be participating to set a new record for the most people taking a one-minute fitness break.

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The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a national nonprofit working to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity, has named Dr. Howell Wechsler to serve as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective today.

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In 2011, CAFE FUEL teamed up with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to encourage schools to serve more nutritious meals and snacks Read More

Researchers from Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health collaborated with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to evaluate and report findings from their Healthier Generation Benefit, in which the national non-profit organization joined forces with private health insurance companies and large self-insured employers to expand health insurance coverage for the prevention, assessment, and treatment of childhood obesity.

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Building on the organizational growth and measured impact of the past seven years, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, one of the nation’s leading organization’s fighting childhood obesity, unveiled today a new brand identity and website aimed at broadening consumer reach and engagement. Read More

The search has started for the next amazing group of young people to inspire healthy living.  Applications are now being accepted for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s 2013-2014 Youth Advisory Board. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a non-profit organization founded by the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation, is searching for young people who share a commitment to healthy living and will inspire their friends, families, schools and communities to take action and help stop childhood obesity.

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The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is thrilled to be a part of the Let’s Move! Active Schools initiative, announced by the First Lady of the United States today. The Alliance will serve as a Managing Partner to the new initiative, which aims to engage 50,000 schools across the country to deepen their policies and practices to assure students get 60 minutes of physical activity each day before, during and after school.

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The Alliance for a Healthier Generation applauds the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today, in the release of the proposed national nutrition standards for snack foods and beverages sold in school as result of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. These standards will address items that are typically sold in vending machines, a la carte lines (items sold individually in the cafeteria), and school stores.

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CAFE FUEL™ is rewarding America’s school districts for serving “Better for You” products and for creating a healthy environment for our youth.

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President Bill Clinton, co-founder of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, recognized 251 schools for becoming healthier places for students to learn and staff to work. The schools received national recognition awards at the seventh annual Healthy Schools Program Forum in Little Rock, Ark.

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In an effort to expand the way physical activity is delivered to millions of children and youth across the country, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation has announced a national fitness campaign to get kids moving with BOKS, an initiative of Reebok, celebrity trainers Bob Harper, Tara Stiles, Billy Blanks and global fitness brand Zumba® Fitness.

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A new book featuring month-by-month, smart and simple tips from moms, dads and kids on tough topics like eliminating intake of sugar-sweetened beverages, getting your kids to eat more vegetables and increasing physical activity is available at no cost to any family in the U.S. The book is a product of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a national nonprofit organization founded by the American Heart Association and William J. Clinton Foundation. Susan Dell - healthy living advocate, co-founder of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and wife of tech legend Michael Dell—narrates the book. The book’s foreword is written by President Bill Clinton.

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In celebration of October’s National School Lunch Week, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation (Alliance), the School Nutrition Association (SNA) and the Yum-o! organization have announced Donnie Barclift from Oakland Unified School District as the winner of Rachael Ray’s Yum-o! Healthy School Lunch Contest with his recipe for Pozole con Pescado.

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While the recipe for fighting childhood obesity is long and complex, many public health experts agree on a good first step: encourage kids to reduce their intake of sugary beverages and instead drink more water.

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Have you ever been taken off guard by a child’s question about weight?  Many parents struggle with what to say and how to say it.  In fact, a WebMD/Sanford Health survey found that parents of teens find it more difficult to talk about weight with their child than talking about sex, drugs, alcohol or smoking.  Experts at the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation (Alliance) say the issue is compounded by the fact that there are limited resources to help parents respond to children’s questions about weight.  To help, STOP and the Alliance have developed a free conversation guide that offers parents “real-world” situations and plain language responses to questions about weight issues including understanding BMI, body image, bullying, weight bias and family obesity. 

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The Alliance for a Healthier Generation today announced the expansion of its board of directors and the election of the new chairman for the 2012-2013 term

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The Alliance for a Healthier Generation today honored 18 school leaders from across the country for their diligence in creating healthy school environments for students and staff. The honorees, which include school superintendents, principals, physical education and health teachers, food service directors, district wellness specialists and parents, have been selected to serve as part of the Alliance’s National Champions Network, an expert team that helps schools improve access to healthy food and beverages and daily physical activity.

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Twenty-one passionate and committed young people are raising their voices against childhood obesity and inspiring their friends, schools, and communities to live healthier lives.  The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, an organization founded by the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation, is proud to announce their 2012-2013 Youth Advisory Board.

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Running one marathon and raising $44,000 wasn’t enough for celebrity chef Richard Blais. Instead, Blais has committed to returning to lead a team of 35 marathoners to raise funds in support of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the William J. Clinton Foundation in the 2012 ING New York City Marathon.  This year, Blais is joined by award-winning journalist, best-selling author and financial editor for NBC’s Today,Jean Chatzky, who will co-captain the team.

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With 1 in 3 kids in America overweight or obese, Chef Lorena Garcia is determined to do her part to end the epidemic. Garcia is one of 12 competing chefs on “Top Chef Masters” and her selected charity partner is the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Every American has a role to play and this season, for Garcia, its raising money in support of the fight against childhood obesity – in homes, schools and communities.

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Expanding efforts to serve healthier meals at more affordable prices the Alliance for a Healthier Generation is announcing ConAgra Foods, ARYZTA, Horizon Software International and NutriKids have joined the effort to combat childhood obesity. The four companies have signed voluntary agreements to help increase the availability of healthy school meal products and technology to help schools serve healthier meals to millions of students in the United States.

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The Holualoa Tucson Marathon, in its 19th year, announces the Alliance for a Healthier Generation as the official national charity of the 2012 Tucson Marathon and Tucson Marathon Family Fitness Fest.  This collaboration will promote health, fitness and education with a focus on childhood obesity.

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Sanofi US (Sanofi) and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a non-profit organization founded by the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation, today announced a new model for the private sector to combat childhood obesity. Sanofi pledged $800,000 to support the Alliance’s work supporting healthy schools in the company’s home state of New Jersey, and commits to provide preventative childhood obesity healthcare benefits to all of its employees.

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