DeMar Marathon Sponsor - Advocates for Healthy Youth

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About DeMar Marathon Sponsor - Advocates for Healthy Youth

About

AFHY's Vision is to ensure that all children in Cheshire County will live a healthy life by the year 2020.

Mission

To create family, school and community environments where children make healthy food and activity choices.

Description:

In 2002, Advocates for Healthy Youth (AFHY) was formed when pediatricians from Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene had concerns about the rising rates of childhood obesity in our community, but knew they could not address the issue alone.
They needed to band together with other partners in the community—public schools, academic researchers, municipalities, business and industry and citizens—to make a difference.
As a community-based coalition, AFHY develops education, intervention and prevention programs and provides a voice at the local and state level on critical policy issues important to children’s health.