We’ve all heard the expression (and Whitney Houston lyric): the children are our future. While the sentiment is sweet, it does raise some concern, considering that one-third of American children are either overweight or obese. Of course, these numbers are a large factor in the expert prediction that 42% of American adults will be obese by 2030. Organizations across the country are teaming up to address childhood obesity in order to pave the way for a brighter future.
One such organization is UnitedHealthcare, which has committed to the battle against childhood obesity by providing targeted grants to cities around the state, like Park City, Utah.
UnitedHealthCare Funds Youth Programs in Utah
Through its United Health HEROES initiative, UnitedHealthCare is currently offering grants up to $1000 for schools and community-based nonprofit organizations with missions to fight childhood obesity. HEROES funds youth-led programs, which combine physical activity, such as walking, running, or hiking (in which participants track their total steps) with a service activity.