Alliance for Healthier Generation Expands Reach to Include Boys & Girls Clubs of America
American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on the announcement from President Clinton that the Alliance for a Healthier Generation will expand its work to increase access to healthier foods and physical activity through 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
“We applaud the Alliance for a Healthier Generation for their continued success in ensuring children can lead healthy lives. Millions of children participate in afterschool programs up to three hours each day, five days a week, 180 days every year. Now, with a new commitment from The Boys & Girls Club of America and leadership of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, more parents can rest assured that their children are being provided healthy snacks, getting plenty of time to be physically active and will have leaders who are trained to help them learn healthy habits while they are young.”
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation was co-founded in 2005 by the Clinton Foundation and the American Heart Association.