Colorado

There is no shortage of ways to experience outdoor adventure in Colorado. The western state is home to snow-capped mountains, rivers and canyons, which provide ample opportunity for residents and tourists to ski, hike and kayak. The state’s capital Denver is a sprawling metropolis with museums restaurants and industry headquarters.

Despite the myriad ways for Denver residents to maintain active habits, nearly a quarter of children in Colorado are overweight or obese, putting them at risk for serious health problems.

Thanks to support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Kaiser Permanente, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation is working with communities throughout the state to make it easier for kids to lead healthier lives.

 

Our Work in Colorado

In Colorado, we’re making it easier for kids to develop healthy habits.

Over 570 schools serving nearly 300,000 students across the state have joined Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program, creating healthier school environments for children to thrive. Since 2007, three Colorado schools have been recognized with a National Healthy Schools Award for their outstanding efforts.

We’ve also made it easier for more than 7,000 youth in 42 out-of-school time programs to eat right and move more.

 

Success Stories

Hear from a school champion from just one of the many schools and districts we work within Colorado: Adams 14 School District, enrolled in the Healthy Schools Program since 2015.

Since we started with Healthier Generation, we've improved student wellness programs and encouraged our physical education classes to be more active.

Katie Cossette
Assistant Food Service Manager, Adams 14 School District

 

From Our Program Manager

Our Healthy Schools Program Manager lives and works in Colorado, supporting our work in schools. Hear from her about the impact we’re making in Colorado.

Healthier Generation helps districts and schools build sustainable infrastructure in which physical activity and nutrition become part of the culture of the learning environment. In Colorado, this work is leading the way for a strong connection between academic achievement and health along with supporting the whole child.

Ashley Schwader
Healthy Schools Program Manager, CO

 

Watch the video to learn more about how the Healthy Schools Program is helping kids lead healthier lives

 

Program Managers

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