Delaware sits in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. on a peninsula bordering the Atlantic Ocean to its right. Although it is the second smallest state in the country, it provides plenty of opportunities for its residents from shoreline beaches to bustling metropolitan areas in the cities of Dover and Wilmington.

Despite all that the state has to offer, it bears a troubling problem: Nearly one-third of children 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 Delaware

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

Throughout the state, over 115 schools serving nearly 65,000 students have joined Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program, creating healthier school environments for children to thrive. Since 2007, 11 Delaware schools have been recognized with National Healthy Schools Awards for their outstanding efforts.

We’ve made it easier for more than 120 youth to eat right and move more through our Healthy Out-of-School Time Initiative.


Success Stories

Hear from school champions from just one of the many schools and districts we work with in Delaware: Forest Oak Elementary School, enrolled in the Healthy Schools Program since 2009.


Healthier Generation is a great resource for staff on educating our students on how to live healthier lives. We are making healthier choices like eating fresh produce and moving more. Wellness is a big part of our school culture.

Erin NeCastro
Principal, Forest Oak Elementary School

Healthier Generation's Healthy Schools Program has helped our school incorporate wellness throughout the school day. Students have frequent physical activity breaks, eat healthy snacks and have more health education.

Nancy Myers
Nurse, Forest Oak Elementary School


Contact us and make your contribution to children's health in Delaware.

Soudary Kittivong-Greenbaum