Now is the time to act so our kids can have a healthy future! Childhood obesity has almost tripled since 1980 from 6.5 percent to 16.3 percent. Obese children have a higher likelihood of becoming obese adults, which contributes to many life-threatening diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. This could be the first generation to live shorter lives than their parents!
- Tools – for Parents, Schools, and Kids
Free resources for your family and community
- Studies, Statistics and Trends
State and national studies, policies, prevention plans and resources regarding obesity
- Minnesotans For Healthy Kids
The American Heart Association and numerous organizations have partnered to advance statewide policies to address childhood health through physical education in Minnesota schools.
- Policy Goals to Foster Health
The American Heart Association is working to create and pass policies that prevent obesity and foster nutrition and physical activity in your community.
- Get Involved Today!
Join our “You’re The Cure” network of volunteers who reach out to their elected officials to support policies addressing heart-health.
If you or your organization would like to get involved in this campaign or join the Minnesotans for Healthy Kids,
please contact Rachel Callanan, Senior Advocacy Director, 952-278-7915.