Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities,

a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), is helping dozens of communities across the country to reshape their environments to support healthy living and prevent childhood obesity.

  • Growing a MovementHKHC helped 49 partnerships support healthy eating, active living and childhood obesity prevention activities. Read what emerged from this endeavor focused on reversing the childhood obesity epidemic in Growing a Movement.



  • A city-championed coalition can bring organizations, business and individuals together under a common agenda. If we can channel our efforts towards a shared vision, we can make a huge difference in our landscape, our quality of life, and for our children.
    Kristen Wilson, HKHC Project Director
  • Ned Barrett

    After Ned Barrett went through a divorce and quit his 18-year career as a high school history and English teacher, he was experiencing depression at being nearly 45 and starting over. “I realized I wasn’t doing my best for the students anymore and it was the right thing to do,” he said. “But finding where I belonged after that was hard.”