We Can!™ stands for Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition. We Can! is a national education program designed for parents and caregivers to help children 8-13 years old stay at a healthy weight.
Parents and caregivers are the primary influencers for this age group. We Can! offers parents and families tips and fun activities to encourage healthy eating, increase physical activity and reduce sedentary or screen time.
It also offers community groups and health professionals resources to implement programs and fun activities for parents and youth in communities around the country.
Four of the National Institutes of Health have come together to bring you We Can! The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in collaboration with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the National Cancer Institute have combined their unique resources and activities as part of We Can!
Many families look to their family physician, pediatrician, or other health care professional for instructions on how to help their children adopt healthier habits. Visit the Help Your Patients section of this Web site to find practical tips about healthier lifestyles.
Visit the News section for the latest announcements and newsletters on We Can!, press releases, scripts for live read radio PSAs, spokesperson biographies, additional background, and more. Media are encouraged to contact the NHLBI Communications Office at 301-496-4236 or by email at email@example.com for interviews or additional information.
We Can! and the We Can! logo are trademarks of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
We Can! has produced a 60-second animated presentation that highlights the importance of preventing overweight and obesity for families.
We Can! has produced an 8-minute video called We Can! And You Can Too! that highlights the program and the importance of preventing overweight and obesity for families.