Dr. Jess is a sponsor and volunteer of a unique organization called Action for Healthy Kids with a vision of: "Every kid healthy, active and ready to learn". Their mission is to mobilize school professionals, families and communities to take actions that lead to healthy eating, physical activity and healthier schools where kids thrive.
At Action for Healthy Kids, they envision a future where every kid is healthy, active and ready to learn. They mobilize school professionals, families and communities across the U.S. to take actions that lead to healthy eating, physical activity and healthier schools where kids thrive. Yet, one in three kids is overweight or obese, and schools lack the resources and support necessary to implement changes that can positively impact not only health outcomes for students but also their readiness to learn and succeed in school and beyond.
If the trend continues, this generation will be the first in our history to live shorter lives than their parents.
If you are a teacher, parent, or someone interested learning more about this amazing program, or want to set up a talk in your school, please don't hesitate to contact me.