Healthy U

Healthy U is a collaborative partnership between the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance and the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, a division of Blue Cross/Blue Shield. The program's goal is to combat childhood obesity in children ages 3 - 13 through nutrition education, physical education and family involvement. The program utilizes the CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Child Health) curriculum to promote physical activity and good nutrition while showing kids that eating healthy and being physically active every day can be fun. Since 2008, the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey has invested $3.45 million in the Healthy U initiative. The Greater Morristown YMCA utilizes Healthy U at our child care centers and before and after school programs.

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