20% fewer residents will be obese and/or overweight in Amador, El
Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties.
23% of adults and 30% of youth are overweight or obese (30+
Many reasons, but poor nutrition and inactivity in childhood are
on top of the list.
63% of 5th, 7th and 9th
grade students cannot pass all 6 domains of the Fitnessgram
15% of the same students have an unhealthy Body Mass Index.
80% of youth with type 2 diabetes are obese.
23% of adults in our five-county region are obese –
85 percent of children diagnosed with Type II diabetes are
More than 25 percent of children in our region do not test
“Healthy” in the FitnessGram, California schools’ physical
United Way’s Project: Fit Kids
Fit Kids is working to decrease childhood obesity by preventing
weight gain for children at risk of obesity and promoting weight
loss for children who are already obese. Youth and their parents
will learn about the importance of healthy nutrition and physical
activity, as well as how to include them in their daily lives.
With 780 participants the first year of the program, 88% of those
tested have improved in at least one domain on the Fitnessgram
United Way Partners for Success
Amador-Tuolumne Community Resources
Boys and Girls Club of Auburn
Child Abuse Prevention Council of Sacramento
Health Education Council
Sacramento Chinese Community Service Center
YMCA Superior California
You can help
All donations help kids eat better and exercise. For less
than $40 a month, you can help a child become healthier.
Volunteer with a Fit Kids nonprofit partner.
Join the United Way Health Impact Council.
Volunteer at or start a community garden.
Start a youth running club or other fun activity.
Volunteer at your local school.
Cook up a children’s culinary class.
If you are interested in joining the group of volunteers on the
Health Impact Council that oversee this project, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
United Way Emerging Leaders hosted Bowl for a Cause at Capitol
Bowl on May 17. The night of bowling, fun and good people
was an effort to gain awareness about the United Way Fit
Kids project. Emerging Leaders hopes to host similar additional
events in the future.
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