Bordered by the bustling city of Manhattan to the south, Connecticut is an escape for New Yorkers, a haven for boaters ad beach-goers, and home to thriving cities, suburbs and college towns.
But beneath Connecticut’s picturesque landscapes, it bears a troubling burden: nearly one-third of the state’s youth are overweight or obese, putting them at risk for serious health problems.
Thanks to support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 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 Connecticut
In Connecticut, we’re making it easier for kids to develop healthy habits.
Throughout the state, more than 300 schools serving over 171,000 students have joined Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program, creating healthier school environments for children to thrive. Since 2007, 12 Connecticut schools have been recognized with National Healthy Schools Awards for their outstanding efforts.
We’ve made it easier for more than 15,500 youth in 61 out-of-school time programs to eat right and move more.
Hear from school champions from just two of the many schools and districts we work with in Connecticut: Skinner Road Elementary School, enrolled in the Healthy Schools Program since 2013; Vernon Public Schools, enrolled since 2013.