Childhood obesity could reduce life expectancy by more than 5 years

We’re All In

The AdvoCare Foundation is committed to fighting the childhood obesity epidemic by supporting organizations across the country whose work directly impacts the safety and health of children in need. Our goal is to grant $1 million dollars by 2020 to support long-term solutions that help the next generation survive and thrive. Your dollars benefit organizations across the U.S. and help provide the resources necessary for both national and targeted change.

2018-19 Beneficiaries

With the help of our allies, the AdvoCare Foundation is leading the charge against childhood obesity. Together we’re completely focused on long-term solutions that impact change.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta works to save and change the lives of children and teens by providing a safe, positive, and engaging environment. Soccer for Success is an after-school program designed to introduce youth ages 6-14 to the sport of soccer, while also providing them and their families with the tools they need to make healthy lifestyle decisions.

LA’s Best (Los Angeles)

LA’s BEST - BEST Fit program is a health-centered, culturally relevant, and intentional approach to nutrition and physical fitness. The goal is to provide fun and innovative opportunities for LA’s BEST children and their families to develop healthy eating habits, make physical activity a daily part of their lives, and encourage them to be advocates for a healthy future.

Vetri Community Partnership (Philadelphia)

Established to help kids experience the connection between healthy eating and healthy living, Vetri Community Partnership empowers children and families to lead healthier lives through fresh food, hands-on experiences and education.

C.H.O.I.C.E.S. (Atlanta)

The Center Helping Obesity in Children End Successfully, Inc., a grassroots organization was formed in April 2002 to join the fight against the deadly epidemic of childhood obesity. The Center aims to spread awareness of this critical issue and significantly reduce the presence of childhood obesity in our communities.

YMCA (Dallas)

At the Y, we make accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth & teen, improves the nation's health and well-being, and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

Servicios de la Raza (Denver)

The Salsa, Sabor y Salud program was developed to improve awareness of habits leading to better nutrition and increased physical activity for Latino families with children 12 and younger. Latino children have been cited as having one of the highest rates of obesity and represent the largest, youngest and fastest-growing minority group in the Denver-metro area - and Colorado.

Mission2Move (Cincinnati)

M2M is a program designed to help grade school and middle school children embrace healthy lifestyle practices. Through teacher professional development, school-based training and after-school care, M2M teaches students the value of physical movement, nutrition and community interaction. M2M is also a part of the Obesity Council with Cincinnati Children's Hospital focusing on joining forces through the greater Cincinnati area to combat childhood obesity.

United Way of Metro Dallas

The mission of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas (United Way) is to improve lives in our community of North Texas. The Healthy Zone School program works to provide resources, expertise, financial assistance to schools to create and sustain healthy environments for their students throughout North Texas, bolstering the health, wellness, and academic achievement of participating schools.

By the Numbers

We started with a bang and made a big difference in 2017.

We granted $150,000 to programs furthering our mission
We awarded 6 year-long grants in 4 major urban cities across the US
More than 10,000 youth participated in AdvoCare Foundation-funded programs