Content provided by: Tiffani Ghere, Clinical Pediatric Dietitian
Sapphire at School is not affiliated with the following professional associations, however we do stand behind their efforts and would like to support them. If you would like to learn more about Let's Move, American Dental Association or the American Heart Association - please visit their websites.
Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Combining comprehensive strategies with common sense, Let’s Move! is about putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years. Giving parents helpful information and fostering environments that support healthy choices. Providing healthier foods in our schools. Ensuring that every family has access to healthy, affordable food. And, helping kids become more physically active.
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
The American Heart Association (AHA) is a non-profit organization in the United States that fosters appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke. It is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: "Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke."
AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1859, the American Dental Association is the oldest and largest national dental society in the world. Since its inception, the ADA has grown to become the leading source of oral health related information for dentists and their patients. Learn more about the ADA’s mission and vision, and our commitment to the public’s oral health, ethics, science and professional advancement and access to care for all Americans.
ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS (formerly American Dietetic Association)
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.
HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH | NUTRITION SOURCE
The overarching mission of the Harvard School of Public Health is to advance the public’s health through learning, discovery, and communication. To pursue this mission, the School produces knowledge through research, reproduces knowledge through higher education, and translates knowledge into evidence that can be communicated to the public, policy makers, and practitioners to advance the health of populations.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS
The American Academy of Pediatrics is dedicated to the prevention of childhood overweight and obesity. Our purpose is to bring awareness to the serious health problem of childhood overweight and obesity; empower pediatricians and families to take action in their homes, offices and communities to prevent childhood obesity; and to support pediatricians, families and community advocates in improving the health status of those children who are already overweight and obese.
THE FOOD ALLERGY & ANAPHYLAXIS NETWORK (FAAN)
FAAN is a way of providing education and support to the many other parents who need help managing food allergy. FAAN supports and participates in research studies that lead us to a better understanding of, and a cure for, food allergy and anaphylaxis, and that improves the quality of life of individuals managing these conditions.