Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures (HKHF) aims to prevent early childhood obesity by supporting health promoting environments where young children live (home), learn (preschool), and play (community). HKHF draws on the resources of its two institutional funding partners, Boston Children’s Hospital and Northeastern University, to build capacity among its community partners, Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), Inc. Head Start and the City of Boston’s Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF), and assist them in expanding the services they are able to offer to families with children disproportionately at risk of obesity. Since it was founded in 2009, HKHF’s partners have worked together to develop and implement an effective combination of program components that promote healthy eating and increased physical activity among early childcare providers and families. Through this collaboration, the partners hope to provide a unique contribution to early childhood obesity prevention efforts, both locally and nationally.
Looking for a fun, free way to be active with your kids this winter? Come to our FAMILY GYM program on Saturdays starting on February 6th!
Check out the For Families page for more info