Healthy Future US’s initial focus is on dramatically improving & expanding quality K-12 physical & health education, increasing physical activity & healthy nutrition, and helping students learn to reduce toxic stress & enhance their social-emotional wellness, including with more school recess—as an essential foundation for lifelong health.
While we start in K-12 schools, we look at health in its broader social, political and economic context and over the entire lifespan. We realize that healthy habits begun early in life, as children, must then be reinforced by other public policies and private practices, as adults—so that the healthy behavior begun in schools does not fade out and revert to unhealthy social norms in the future.
Our model is dedicated to making this happen. After many years of hard work, with an increasing number of breakthroughs, we are nearing a tipping point for very-large-scale change. The first state to implement these high-impact integrated priorities will be the first to start reversing chronic disease trends. (Note: bold font below indicates steps which are being taken in Arizona, plain font indicates planned next steps.)