Nutrition and Physical Activity
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity now affects 17% of all children and adolescents in the United States—triple the rate from just one generation ago. There is no single or simple solution to the childhood obesity epidemic. Learn what communities, and parents can do to help make the healthy choice the easy choice for children, adolescents, and their families.
The National Healthy Schools Award is a prestigious achievement. Schools that receive this award meet best practice criteria established by the Alliance’s Healthy Schools Program Expert Panel and outlined in the Healthy Schools Program Framework. Awards are granted at the Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels. All awarded schools are nationally and publicly celebrated. Help Kent get to Silver and Gold!
While youth tobacco rates have steadily declined in Kent County since 2000, they are still higher than the state average, and rates of electronic devices have started to climb. Kent County Health Department equips schools and community partners with tools to address this priority issue. Contact us to get involved!