Wisconsin

Bordered by Lake Michigan and Lake Superior, Wisconsin is a Midwestern state with lots to offer. From acres of sprawling farmland to ski resorts to a thriving food scene, enhanced by the state’s high production of dairy products (it is especially known for its cheese), there is plenty for the more than 5.7 million Wisconsin residents to be proud of.

But one fact the state is not proud of is that more than a quarter of its children 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 Wisconsin

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

Nearly 1,000 schools serving over 450,000 students across the state have joined Healthier Generation's Healthy Schools Program, creating healthier school environments for children to thrive. Since 2007, 47 Wisconsin schools have been recognized with National Healthy Schools Awards for their outstanding efforts.

We’ve also made it easier for more than 27,000 youth in 109 out-of-school time programs to eat right and move more through our Healthy Out-of-School Time Initiative.

 

Success Stories

Hear from school champions from just one of the many schools and districts we work with in Wisconsin: Oregon School District, enrolled in the Healthy Schools Program since 2014.

The Healthy Schools Program gave us an opportunity to reflect on many of the initiatives that were here but were disconnected. It provided us with a planning format for articulating our vision.

Jim Pliner
Principal, Oregon High School, WI

Support Our Work

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