United States spends more than $2 trillion on health care. But only 4 cents of every dollar have gone to prevention and public health -- although we know that prevention and public health are among the best tools, we have to reduce health care spending in this country
For every dollar we invest in prevention in the US, we save $6 in projected health care costs. The Kid Fit Program is a momentous step forward in America's transformation from a sick-care system to a true health-care system, one that focuses on prevention, health promotion and wellness.
The goal of our comprehensive Kid Fit Initiative is to bring the community together and provide an unintimidating, environment for children of any age or fitness level to get out and try new types of physical activity. Alongside attendees learn about food and nutrition and meet the professionals in the industry.
The children receive free of cost physical fitness classes and food and nutrition education. Our plans for a healthy and fit nation include four key areas:
1. Creating community environments that promote health and safety.
2. Expanding community preventive services.
3. Helping people make healthy choices.
4. Eliminating disparities in health care.