As a member of the media, you probably already know that nearly one-third of U.S. youth is overweight or at risk of becoming overweight. These extra pounds can add up to life-long health problems, increasing the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, certain cancers, and other chronic conditions.
We’re glad you’ve come to We Can!® (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and
Nutrition) to find out what our fast-growing national movement of families, caregivers and communities—from the smallest towns to the largest cities—is doing to help youth maintain a healthy weight.
Since 2005, our science-based, National Institutes of Health programs have been providing communities across the nation, and many other countries, ways to improve food choices, increase physical activity, and reduce screen time.
To find out more, check out the following links:
- About We Can!
- Press Releases
- Audio News Releases
- Public Service Announcements
- Community News Features
- Media Kit (319 KB)
Contact: If you are a member of the media seeking interviews with spokespeople—national and local—additional information, or pre-recorded sound bites and b-roll, contact the NHLBI Communications Office at (301) 496-4236 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More about We Can!
- Find a Program Near You
- Read Case Studies that highlight how community sites are successfully implementing the We Can! program
- Read more about our National Partners and Corporate Partners
- Read the Healthy Weight Community Outreach Initiative Strategy Development Workshop Report (2.6 MB)