Healthy Kids & Teens, Inc. and the Camp Get Fit Foundation were founded in 2006 for the purpose of fighting childhood obesity. Healthy Kids & Teens is a recognized health training program for youth ages 2-19.
Our mission is to educate, motivate, and assist America’s youth in living healthier lives.
Our focus has been in areas impacted by a disproportionate burden of illness especially those attributed to the social determinants of health. Our organization has served over 20,000 youth providing health, fitness, and nutrition training in after school programs, student assembly trainings, in-class room trainings, and summer day camp programs.
HKT/CGF programs are designed to improve health, fitness, and the quality of life offering the required fitness, health, and nutrition content. We address environmental factors (including lack of access to full-service grocery stores, increasing costs of healthy foods and the lower cost of unhealthy foods, and lack of access to safe places to play and exercise), which all contribute to the increase in obesity rates by inhibiting or preventing healthy eating and active living behaviors. The program has a proven track record of having a positive impact on the physical, cognitive, and attitudinal attributes of students.
The HKT/CGF vision is to expand our reach for the purposes of addressing the high prevalence of overweight and obesity and its resulting chronic illnesses. Our intent is to impact changes in behaviors of our target populations towards prevention health interventions and embrace a data-informed approach to change the social determinants that reinforce health disparities. Our core session strategies provide exploration and demonstrations for a healthy lifestyle with the element of fun, normalizing and de-stigmatizing healthy behaviors.
The HKT/CGF program goals are to provide coordination of 21 comprehensive physical activities and nutrition education components to maximize understanding, application, and practice of the knowledge and skills learned so that all participates will be fully physically and nutritionally educated for a lifetime of physical activity and health wellness.