Alliance for a Healthier Generation Inc. Overview
Target demographics: School age children across the country
Direct beneficiaries per year: 10 million children served through the Healthy Schools Program; 30 million children will have access to healthier school meals through the School Meals Initiative; 2.45 million children served by the Healthcare Initiative; and approximately 3,600 children are participating in the Healthy Out-of-School Time (HOST) pilot initiative
Geographic areas served: All 50 states in the U.S.
Programs: The Healthy Schools Program (HSP) model is based on the set of theoretical principles that comprise the social ecological approach with the intention to positively impact the dynamic interactions between individuals, systems and environmental change necessary to create a school environment in which physical activity and healthy eating opportunities are available and promoted before, during and after school. To that end, the Healthy School Program aims to have 80% of all participating schools demonstrate progress toward improving health policies or systems.
By following the Alliance’s Healthy Out-of-School Time Framework organizations will be able to:
- improve access to healthier foods
- increase physical activity opportunities
- engage in positive youth development
The goals of the Industry Initiatives are to increase the signatories for all agreements, such that healthy food and beverages, access to healthcare and physical activity are provided to all children across the country. In addition, the Industry Imitative strives to ensure that all agreements are being utilized to their fullest potential by doctors, dietitians, healthcare providers and schools.
Activates more than 2.5 million teens and tweens to commit to eat better, move more and serve as leaders to their peers;
Facilitated an 88 percent reduction in beverage calories shipped to schools between 2004 and 2009 through a groundbreaking agreement with the beverage industry;
Extended preventative health benefits to 2.45 million children through its healthier generation benefit.