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Commitment to Healthy Communities

We support many community-based healthful eating and active living programs. Working with City University of New York, we’re identifying best practices and sharing new ideas. Through the Commitment to Healthy Communities (CHC), we conducted extensive assessments to measure the collective impact of community programs. We encourage cross-sector partnerships to promote healthful eating and active living.


Feeding America®

Feeding America is a nationwide network of food banks and the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity.

Great Futures Kitchen

Great Futures Kitchen is a comprehensive program expanding access to nutritious food for kids and teens.

Newark Now

Newark Now included a community education program to help reduce childhood obesity in Newark, NJ, which taught local people simple ways of improving the diets of infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Breakfasts for Better Days™

Breakfasts for Better Days will serve 1 billion servings of cereal and snacks - more than half of which are breakfast – by 2016.


RunJumpThrow is a hands-on learning system that gets boys and girls excited about physical activity through track and field.

Fair Oaks Farms®

Fair Oaks Farms provides hands on engagement with visitors to understand modern farming efforts.

Invest an Acre

Invest an Acre encourages farmers and elevators to donate a portion of their crop proceeds to help fight hunger in their own communities.

Fuel Up to Play 60

Fuel Up to Play 60 is the nation's largest in-school wellness program, a campaign to inspire everyone to get up and get active for at least 60 minutes of play a day — at school, at home, and everywher

The Great American Milk Drive

The Great American Milk Drive secures milk for millions of hungry families.

Troops for Fitness

Troops for Fitness employs veterans across the country as fitness instructors within community recreation facilities.

Healthy Communities: Camden

Healthy Communities: Camden is a 10-year cross-sector commitment of $10 million to reduce childhood obesity and hunger by 50 percent in Camden, NJ.

Hunger-Free Minnesota

Hunger-Free Minnesota supports Minnesotans in need of food assistance, providing more food to more people through school breakfast, SNAP, and Community Close-Up initiatives.

Quick Tips for Healthier Communities

Building a ‘Culture of Health’ requires the participation of multiple sectors … private industry, especially food and beverage companies,can be major contributors to building access with other stakeholders, such as community organizations and public health agencies.

– Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Run Jump Throw

Run Jump Throw will teach kids ages 7 through 12 fundamental physical activity skills including warm-ups, proper running technique for sprinting and distance running, jumping and throwing skills. The program combines basic skill-building in a clinic format and culminates with a non-competitive track meet.

Troops for Fitness

Troops for Fitness employs veterans across the country to teach a variety of fitness classes, like Zumba®, water aerobics and boot camp classes. Classes are available to community members for low cost, or even free. Working with the National Recreation and Park Association, program plans to engage 200 veterans in 12 cities nationwide.

Breakfasts for Better Days

Action for Healthy Kids, a nonprofit working to fight obesity and make all schools healthy places, delivers grants to implement the Breakfasts for Better Days™ program . “All children deserve to be healthy and ready to learn at the beginning of their school day,” said Rob Bisceglie, CEO of Action for Healthy Kids.

Healthy Communities: Camden

A corner stone of Healthy Communities: Camden is nutrition Education, supporting a healthy lifestyle by teaching children, parents and school staff about healthy food choices and how to prepare balanced meals.

In Your Community

Cumberland County Schools PTA Council partners with local Head Starts, Food Lion Grocery, Second Harvest Food Bank and Family Fellowship Fitness Center to raise public awareness of energy balance living in the Fayetteville, North Carolina region. Fall Fitness Fairs focused on helping families in this military town learn more about living a healthy lifestyle.