Healthy U Introduction

Welcome to the Healthy U Toolkit!

The Healthy U initiative is designed to prevent childhood obesity by encouraging behavioral changes in children ages 3-13. The program uses a three-pronged approach to educate children on proper nutrition, increase children’s moderate to vigorous physical activity and engage parents to get more involved with their children to lead a healthier lifestyle. 

As a Healthy U champion, you will be able to deliver a quality program that will make a difference in the lives of the youth and families you serve.   As a parent/guardian or an interested community member we hope you will get some ideas and inspiration for bringing Healthy U home.

Because of the support and commitment of the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, YMCAs and schools across the state are making a difference in the health of children and Y and school staff receive quality training that positively impacts our programs.

For more information on Healthy U, visit

Thank you for being a part of the Horizon and Y movement to provide children with the environment, role models and values to lead healthy lives.