Posted on August 24, 2018
A Place to Become a Healthier Generation
Triple Play, co-sponsored by Anthem Foundation and founding partner The Coca Cola Company, promotes the importance of physical activity and proper nutrition through the program’s three components: mind, body and soul. Although many youth-oriented health and wellness programs have historically focused on physical fitness and nutrition education only, Triple Play also addresses the environmental factors that contribute to a person’s overall health and risk for health concerns. With youth obesity, anxiety and depression, and substance abuse on the rise, some experts believe that kids today will be the first generation not to live longer than their parents. Therefore, programs like Triple Play are critical to ensuring our youth’s physical and mental well being and in turn, our nation’s future success. The partnership between Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Anthem Foundation tackles these issues through whole-child health and wellness programming that reaches the kids and teens who need it most. By taking health and wellness beyond physical activity and nutrition, Triple Play teaches youth the skills to bring about positive change in themselves and their community, and create healthier generations for years to come.