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 and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 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.
Nearly 90 schools serving more than 35,000 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 12,000 youth in 15 out-of-school time programs to eat right and move more through our Healthy Out-of-School Time Initiative.
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.