Virginia

Virginia has a little something for everyone: beautiful beaches along the Atlantic Ocean, rugged terrain through the Appalachian Mountains, close proximity to the nation’s capital and plenty of open space. Aside from the Virginia’s many attractions, the state faces a serious issue: Nearly 30 percent of youth are overweight or obese, putting them at risk for serious health problems.*

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, thanks to support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Kaiser Permanente, is working with communities throughout the state to make it easier for kids to lead healthier lives.

 

Our Work in Virginia

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

More than 700 schools serving over 493,000 students across the state have joined Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program, creating healthier school environments for children to thrive. Since 2007, four Virginia schools have been recognized with National Healthy Schools Awards for their outstanding efforts.

We’ve also made it easier for more than 25,000 youth in 133 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 we work with in Virginia: Lovettsville Elementary School in Loudoun County Public School District, enrolled with the Healthy Schools Program since 2012.

 

Our success with the Healthy Schools Program has created an environment where students want to get involved to help make positive changes at our school.

Hugh Brockway
Physical Education Teacher, Lovettsville Elementary School, VA

 

From Our Program Manager

Our Healthy Schools Program Manager supports our work on the ground in Virginia schools. Hear from her about the impact we’re making in the state.

 

The school wellness council at Washington Mills Elementary School asked students to test its water fountains and contacted the facilities department to make repairs. Now, students are drinking more water - what a creative and effective way to create sustainable school change!

Nadja Agnew
Healthy Schools Program Manager, DC/MD/VA

 

Program Managers

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