Expanding the Healthy Schools Program in states with the highest prevalence of obesity, 2011-2014

The goals for this grant are to increase the total number of schools engaged in the Alliance for a Healthier Generation's Healthy Schools Program (HSP) by 15,000, with 1,500 receiving intensive on-site assistance, and to increase the number of schools achieving HSP's National Recognition Award by 50 percent. HSP supports schools with technical assistance, tools and resources to enable them to establish a healthy school environment as an educational priority; to provide healthier food options for students during the regular and extended school day; to increase opportunities for students to exercise and play before, during and after school; and to develop programs for teachers and staff to become healthy role models. Additionally, HSP recognizes schools that succeed in these goals through its awards program. Currently working with more than 10,000 schools, HSP will continue to focus its efforts on those states and school communities most impacted by the childhood obesity epidemic.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $23,232,782.00

Awarded on: 4/27/2011

Time frame: 9/1/2011 - 11/30/2014

Grant Number: 68724


Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Inc.

2525 S.W. 1st Avenue, Suite 120
Portland, 97201-9834


Howell Wechsler
Project Director