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.
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.