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The Links, Inc.


Started on November 30, 2011
2 year commitment

We’re committed to making the healthy choice the easy choice, and with help from our expanding list of partners, we’re making sure that all Americans have access to those healthier choices.

The Links, Incorporated, a women’s volunteer service organization dedicated to the cultural and economic survival of African Americans, to involving its chapters with childhood obesity intervention programs and to assist PHA with monitoring, including community assessments and reporting. By collaborating with us, The Links and PHA hoped to continue the work of education, advocacy and systematic transformation to eliminate childhood obesity in African-American and under-served communities.

“The Links, Incorporated, an organization of African American women who volunteer to serve their community, continued interventions to reduce childhood obesity among children in elementary and middle school with its partners that included the Safeway Foundation, Wells Fargo, the Kellogg Foundation, and the Aetna Foundation. In addition to hands on interventions to improve family nutrition, to reduce hunger, and to increase exercise, the program has produced a Mobile App, ‘Food Links’ that will soon be available in the Apple Store.

~ The Links, Inc. Partner Statement in PHA’s 2013 Progress Report

Only about 25 percent of children between the ages of 12 and 15 meet the recommendation to get at least 60 minutes of exercise a day.

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