If our children are to have long, happy lives, they must first have their health. Through a host of learning opportunities and resources, this program empowers children and Central Harlem residents to adopt lifelong, healthy habits.
To accomplish this, Healthy Harlem is designed to positively affect the health outcomes for Harlem Children’s Zone youth and families by changing the culture of the community in three key ways:
- Increasing healthy eating, nutrition knowledge, and physical activity in youth to prevent childhood obesity or halt weight gain
- Providing targeted interventions for youth who are overweight or obese
- Creating a culture of health and wellness across Central Harlem