Montana

Montana, known as “Big Sky Country” for its miles of wide open space, is home to several national parks including Glacier National Park and Yellowstone, which are popular tourist attractions year-round. Aside from the tourists, there are only six states that are less populated than Montana, despite being the fourth largest in size.

Even with its sparse population, more than a quarter of Montana’s youth are overweight and 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 Montana

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

More than 100 schools serving more than 44,000 students across the state have joined Healthier Generation's Healthy Schools Program, creating healthier school environments for children to thrive.

We’ve also made it easier for over 11,300 youth in out-of-school time programs to eat right and move more through our Healthy Out-of-School Time Initiative.

 

Success Stories

Hear from school champions from just two of the many schools and districts we work with in Montana, Lockwood Intermediate School enrolled in the Healthy Schools Program since 2015; and Washington Middle School, enrolled since 2013.

 

Through the Healthy Schools Program Assessment, we analyzed several factors in our day-to-day operations and found times when we could promote healthy activities in the form of a Fit Kids Club and a Marathon Kids Club for over 400 students.

Don Christman
Director of Special Programs, Lockwood Intermediate School

By collaborating with the Alliance for Healthier Generation we have helped our school become a healthier place, giving students the knowledge and the resources they need to lead a healthy life inside and outside of our school.

Kyle Pryor
Health and Physical Education Teacher, Washington Middle School,

 

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

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