This program is specifically designed for children and their parents. Through modern research and innovative programming, we have developed a blue print to combat childhood obesity and malnutrition. This program is committed to helping kids create a new life, which has long term results.

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According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 12.7 million children and adolescents ages 2-19 years are obese. By partnering with community stakeholders, community organizations, and governmental services we are able to assure that each and every child gets a balanced meal.

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Being committed to act is the foundation of the A. Roy Heron Global Foundation. We understand what it means to be on the front line to ensure that communities across the globe have access to quality nutrition and health services.

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  • Stomp Obesity

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    Join the A. Roy Heron Global Foundation’s 3rd annual fundraiser to “Stomp Childhood Obesity” , while wearing your favorite sneakers, with Guest Speaker Dr. Denise E. Bruner, MD, FASBP of Arlington, Va  https://drdenisebruner.com/#

    Childhood obesity leads to critical health, psychological and academic challenges. We are seeking your support to reach more families in the community and beat this epidemic. Our very first community initiative, in partnership with the Alexandria City Public Schools was extremely successful. We enrolled 20 students over a two-year period with dangerous BMI’s in the 85th percentile and higher at Jefferson Houston Elementary School. Those students partcipated in a robust nutritional and wellness regimen that helped them achieve their goal BMI and weight. This year, we extended the Fit for Youth program at the Boys and Girl’s Club of America in Old Town.

    Our current program with the Boys and Girls Club has allowed us to reach even more of our youth from ages 5 to 10. We still have work to do and wish to celebrate our successes and partner with you in this journey. We’ll gather on “The Plaza” Friday night with great supporters and ask you to join the festivites. Enjoy great jazz, food and refreshments. You don’t want to miss this event. Most importantly, it’s all for a very good cause!

    We hope you would please seriously consider this request and let your neighbors, your friends, and your community know that you are joining us in this fight. Please support us! Be a guest or sponsor our foundation. If you would like more information about our foundation, please contact us at: info@aroyheronfoundation.org. You can also check us out on the web at www.aroyheronfoundation.org and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/aroyheronfoundation/

    We look forward to your presence and support!!

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Welcome Letter

Welcome to the A. Roy Heron Global Foundation’s website. We invite you to join us in our efforts and commit to guaranteeing the success and wellbeing of each of every child. Today, we stand ready on the front line of one of the toughest challenges we will ever face as an organization, combating childhood obesity and malnutrition.

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Childhood Obesity Part 1

Childhood obesity has been called one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century, and with good reason.

Obesity can harm nearly every system in a child’s body—heart and lungs, muscles and bones, kidneys and digestive tract, as well as the hormones that control blood sugar and puberty—and can also take a heavy social and emotional toll.

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Childhood Obesity Part II

Obesity rates are higher in adults than in children. But in relative terms, the U.S., Brazil, China, and other countries have seen the problem escalate more rapidly in children than in adults.

Of course, some regions still struggle mightily with child hunger, such as Southeastern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. (5, 6) But globalization has made the world wealthier, and wealth and weight are linked. More