The Kidz Healthy Revolution (KHR) project responds to the Healthy People 2020 goal of promoting health and the reduction of chronic disease through the consumption of healthy diets and the maintenance of a healthy body weight. The Healthy People initiative provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. The Initiative was launched in 1979 with the publication of Healthy People: the Surgeon General’s Report on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Since then, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has issued updated goals and objectives each decade.
The Kidz Healthy Revolution project provides nutrition education, physical fitness activities, and support services to fourth and fifth graders and their families. School-based interventions, such as KHR, help children and adolescents develop health behaviors that can last into adulthood thereby reducing the risk of developing chronic diseases such as Cancer, Heart Disease, and Stroke. Using a community-based, interactive participatory approach and a social ecologic model, KHR proposes to increase healthy eating habits and physical activities that would help to reduce obesity in youth and their families.