Many people picture the bright lights and tall hotels of Las Vegas when they think of Nevada. While Las Vegas is its largest city, the state has lots more to offer—from Red Rock Canyon to the Hoover Dam. While Nevada is largely desert, many people flock to the state to ski in its snow-covered mountains in the winter.
Despite the state’s many attractions for tourists and residents alike, one attribute it is less proud of is its high rate of childhood obesity: one-third of Nevada 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 Nevada
In Nevada, we’re making it easier for kids to develop healthy habits.
More than 250 schools serving over 186,000 students across the state have joined Healthier Generation's Healthy Schools Program, creating healthier school environments for children to thrive. Since 2007, five Nevada schools have been recognized with National Healthy Schools Awards for their outstanding efforts.
We’ve also made it easier for over 7,700 youth in 36 out-of-school time programs to eat right and move more through our Healthy Out-of-School Time Initiative.