Healthy Schools, Healthy Children
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three children is overweight or obese, and it is projected that one in three children born after the year 2000 will have diabetes by 2050. AtlantiCare’s Healthy Schools, Healthy Children program is actively combating these startling statistics through education, activities and policy efforts.
Healthy Schools, Healthy Children partners with schools to encourage students, staff and their families to live healthier lifestyles. More than 70 schools in and around Atlantic County participate in this vital program.
AtlantiCare supports its partner schools by providing the resources and tools necessary to establish and sustain healthier school environments. Whether through fitness plans, nutrition lessons, healthy food taste tests, staff exercise programs or school gardens, AtlantiCare is committed to finding innovative ways to accomplish a school’s wellness goals.