Located directly below the Canadian border, North Dakota is the fourth least populous state in the U.S. What this Midwestern state lacks in population it makes up for in scenery: It is home to the badlands of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, named for the location where the former President retreated to hunt bison and connect with nature.
Aside from North Dakota’s open spaces and scenic landscapes, the state bears a troubling fact: More than a third of its youth are overweight or 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 North Dakota
In North Dakota, we’re making it easier for kids to develop healthy habits.
Nearly 100 schools serving over 36,700 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 nearly 500 youth in 5 out-of school time programs to eat right and move more through our Healthy Out-of-School Time Initiative.