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Partnership for a Healthier America & Bright Horizons announce new commitment to prevent childhood obesity

Today, the Partnership for a Healthier America, First Lady Michelle Obama and Bright Horizons Family Solutions announced new guidelines for providing good food and opportunities for exercise to the more than 70,000 children across the United States who attend Bright Horizons daycare facilities.

One of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s core beliefs is that all people – and particularly vulnerable children – deserve access to good food and opportunities for physical activity.

We applaud the commitment by Bright Horizons to create healthy environments for children by serving fruits and vegetables with every meal, providing at least an hour of physical activity each day, offering space for mothers to breastfeed and other practices.

The Kellogg Foundation will continue its support for efforts to develop guidelines promoting healthy food environments and opportunities for physical activity and play in all childcare facilities, including those in home, faith-based or other community settings.

You can read more about the guidelines put forth by the Partnership for a Healthier America and Bright Horizons here.

Learn more about the Kellogg Foundation’s Food & Community Program at www.foodandcommunity.org.

The Partnership for a Healthier America is an independent, nonpartisan, organization that will mobilize broad-based support for efforts to solve the child obesity challenge. The partnership emerged out of a series of conversations between The California Endowment, Kaiser Permanente, Nemours, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Learn more at www.ahealthieramerica.org.

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