We Can! - Ways To Enhance Children’s Activity And Nutrition
The city of Las Vegas became a We Can! city on Nov. 29, 2007. We Can! stands for Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition. We Can! Is a turn-key, science-based national education program developed by the National Institutes of Health, the nation’s medical research agency, to help organizations address the important issue of childhood obesity. We Can! focuses on three important behaviors to help children ages eight to 13 maintain a healthy weight: improved food choices, increased physical activity and reduced screen time.
Become a We Can! community site or partner. Learn about effective strategies and tactics for empowering youth, parents and families, and engaging local and national partners. More than 300 local community sites in more than 40 states have committed to using We Can! Fifteen Fortune 500 corporations have joined the effort and 25 national organizations are program partners. With this We Can! network, important health messages for these children have reached an estimated 250 million people.
We Can! is designed for any organization - large or small - interested in helping youth and their families maintain a healthy weight. Just ask the growing network of community-based organizations that are already using the We Can! program. Visit http://wecan.nhlbi.nih.gov or call 1-866-35-WECAN for these resources and much more.