Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities

In a special video series, Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities, the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is following three sites over time to document their ambitious efforts to increase access to healthy foods and safe places for children to be physically active. Although the communities share conditions that typically put youth at higher risk for obesity, they are very different places in geography and demographics. The Central Valley of California is a large rural area, in contrast to the congested urban core of Chicago and, in the South, the targeted inner-city neighborhoods of Louisville.

But in each location, there is an enthusiastic coalition of organizations, officials and residents, all committed to making a significant, sustained difference in their community. They know their children’s health—and future—is on the line.

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