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With your help, our community can change the alarming national trends towards lower life expectancy and obesity for the next generation that the modern American diet and an inactive lifestyle contributes to. We want to teach our community how to eat for life: to set our children up to thrive and live their best life. We want to help  you develop a healthy relationship to food and an active lifestyle. Read more about HCZ's approach to wellness and how you can join us here.

Wellness Resources:

Let's Move
First Lady Michelle Obama has made it a personal and national mission to get Americans to move to raise a healthier generation of kids. The First Lady recognizes that "the physical and emotional health of an entire generation and the economic health and security of our nation is at stake." The program aims to reverse the alarming trend of childhood obesity and supports healthy eating, activity and initiatives around the country including school gardens and partnerships with local chefs and farmers. Visit the site to find out more, download tips for parents on healthy eating and activity, and follow the Let's Move blog.

Kid's Health
With separate sections for parents, kids and teens it's no wonder that this website is one of the most popular sources of information for healthy eating and living. We love that it is takes complex medical information and helps translate it into accessible language. Parents be sure to check out their guides to Prenatal Nutrition, Positive Parents and their recipes section. Kids explore "how the body works" with their interactive tool and if you've got special dietary needs be sure to check out their recipes section for kids with diabetes, lactose intolerance or celiac disease.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation
This organization recognizes that schools are powerful places to shape the health, education and well-being of our children. That is why the Alliance’s Healthy Schools Program supports more than 10,000 schools across the U.S. in their efforts to create environments where physical activity and healthy eating are accessible and encouraged. 

Eat Right
The American Dietetic Association provides resources and articles to the public about food and nutrition that's based on the latest science. Find out more about healthy weight loss and nutrition for life at this website.

Center for Ecoliteracy: Rethinking School Lunch Guide
We love this guide! It provides ideas and strategies for changing your school meal programs, promoting health, and increasing ecological understanding. The Guide draws on the wisdom and knowledge of leading school nutrition experts and practitioners and lessons from successful programs. It is designed to help you make the case for change and discover innovative solutions to the challenges of reinventing school food.

Center for Science in the Public Interest
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a consumer advocacy organization whose twin missions are to conduct innovative research and advocacy programs in health and nutrition, and to provide consumers with current, useful information about their health and well-being. Their website is packed with helpful resources about what food additives to avoid, why to eat real and why nutrition policy issues are important and how individuals can get informed and involved.