Welcome to the
Heart Links website!
is a community nutrition project created to reduce the risk of obesity
and cardiovascular disease by identifying, evaluating, promoting,
and increasing opportunities for community members to engage in
healthy behaviors. Critical to this mission is helping our youngest
citizens, children, develop healthier eating and physical activity
habits. The Heart Links staff works with faculty, staff, administrators,
students and parents to create school food environments that empower
children to maximize learning potential and health.
was created to provide technical assistance to those looking to
improve the school food environment - including parents, teachers,
administrators, health care professionals and students. We have
included information for all 4 steps of our strategy- awareness
campaigns, educational programs, advocacy (check out our special
youth advocacy section!) and policy implementation. Resources include
helpful websites, powerpoint presentations, lesson plans, printed
materials and much more. The Heart Links Project staff is passionate
about addressing the current pediatric obesity epidemic and we hope
you will be, too! Thanks for your interest.
Funded by the
New York State Department of Health, Healthy Heart Program
links are organized by types of our viewers:
parents, teachers, youth