JOHNSON & JOHNSON
GATEWAY TO A HEALTHY COMMUNITY™:HEALTHIER KIDS PROGRAM.
Johnson & Johnson is taking a stand against childhood obesity.
Johnson & Johnson recognizes that childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and seeks to contribute to the solution by supporting efforts to increase physical activity in our nation’s schools.
In 2012, as part of the Gateway to a Healthy CommunityTM Initiative, Johnson & Johnson launched the Healthier Kids program, which brought Activity Works to 100 schools and 1,000 classrooms across Atlanta, Houston, Newark/Orange and Philadelphia. Today, the program has also expanded into New York City and enables nearly 80,000 students in five cities to participate in daily classroom-based, physical activity breaks.
Making a long-term difference in the lives of children has always been at the core of Johnson & Johnson’s business and philanthropic legacy. Understanding that schools offer an ideal location to educate children. Johnson & Johnson’s efforts seek to increase physical activity in elementary age children and achieve meaningful results in the battle to end the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic.