New Hampshire

This New England state was one of the original 13 in the nation. New Hampshire, whose motto is "Live Free or Die," is also known as "The Granite State" for its rugged landscapes and many quarries. Home to some of the largest mountains on the East Coast, New Hampshire is a popular destination for many winter sports-lovers.

New Hampshire’s natural beauty, especially in the fall when the leaves change color, is a source of pride for residents. However, one fact that New Hampshire natives are not proud of is that more than a quarter of the state’s 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 New Hampshire

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

One hundred sixty schools serving over 62,000 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 more than 2,600 youth in 14 out-of-school time programs to eat right and move more through our Healthy Out-of-School Time Initiative.

 

Success Stories

Hear from a school champion from just one of the many schools and districts we work with in New Hampshire: Keene School District, enrolled in the Healthy Schools Program since 2015.

 

The Healthy Schools Program not only helps us meet the federally-mandated requirements, but helps us exceed those requirements and meet our department's personal nutritional goals in an effort to offer our students the healthiest menu options.

Lindy Paris
Director of Food Services, Keene, NH
 

Support Our Work

Contact Carly and make your contribution to children's health in New Hampshire.