Get your kids involved in fighting childhood obesity

empowerME is a website that inspires the younger generation to eat healthier and move more, to motivate each other, and to be a solution to America’s obesity epidemic.

Here’s some of its history:

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is a partnership between the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation. We have come together to fight one of our nation’s leading health threats – childhood obesity.

Today our kids are facing life-threatening health conditions, a lessened quality of life and will inherit higher healthcare costs. To address this, the Alliance’s mission is to eliminate childhood obesity and to inspire all young people in the United States to develop lifelong, healthy habits.The Alliance is working to positively to affect kids and the places that can make a difference to their health: homes, schools, doctors’ offices, and the community.

They are looking for new members for their Youth Advisory Board – kids between the ages of 8 – 17. If you have a kid that fits that profile, take a look and see if this is something they would love to do.

Following a nation-wide search, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation selected 25 youth representing a diverse mix of backgrounds to join its 2009/2010 Youth Advisory Board.

Guided by their unique experiences and opinions, the Board not only provides feedback on the Alliance Kids’ Movement programs and strategies, but also generates new ideas on how to make healthy living the norm, not the exception.

The Youth Advisory Board also leads the way in their community and amongst their peers as they spread the word about the importance of young people living healthy.

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is calling all youth ages 8-17 willing to share their commitment to leading a healthier life and inspire their friends, families, schools and communities to take action to stop childhood obesity.

This year, we are again searching for a select group of young people from across the country to serve on our Youth Advisory Board (for 2010-2011).

Click here to learn more and apply.



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