FAN4Kids

FAN4Kids
Organization Name:
FAN4Kids
Primary Address 1:
154 Douglass St.
Primary Address City:
Brooklyn
Primary Address State:
NY
Primary Address Zip:
11217
Long Organization Description:

Mission: To educate kids of all shapes and sizes about healthy eating and active lifestyles and empower them to make healthy decisions about fitness and nutrition. We help prevent the problems of poor eating and inactivity by instilling “Lessons That Last A LIFETIME.”
We primarily provide school based fitness & nutrition education implemented by FAN4Kids instructors. Includes parents via parent workshops, and family fitness events.

Organization Website Address:
Organization Phone Number:
(201) 349-7955
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):
Robert L. Oliver Jr.
How often does your organization use social media?:
2-3x per week
Interesting Fact About the Organization:
FAN4Kids has reduced the rates of obese and overweight children in our program by as much as 13% in 9 months.
Community members (approx.):
We teach 3000 kids weekly – same kids each week.
Number of staff/employees:
9
Year Started:
2004
Major Funders:
Aetna, Wal-mart, CSX Corp, Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, Change for Kids, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, School Budgets, Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, school budgets, Coca-cola,
Organization Type:
Community advocacy, Nutrition education, Educating children and parents
About the Organization:
FAN4Kids is a non-profit organization that was formed in 2004 in response to the growing rate of childhood obesity, its related health concerns, and the lack of coordinated and simple solutions to the growing problem. FAN4Kids provides a comprehensive and innovative nutrition and fitness program designed to introduce children to a lifetime of healthy living. The program targets low-income, elementary school children, and is taught by our trained instructors in the school setting where children spend most of their time outside of the home.
Latest Project:
Attempts to collaborate and partner with local retailers and businesses, local and state political leaders, hospitals and medical facilities, colleges, and other non-profit organizations.
Areas Served:
Schools in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Newark, NJ
Core Programs:
Nutrition lessons, fitness lessons, FAN4Kids recess, parents and community interaction
Major Issues:
Cooking Education/Skills, Food & Culture, Health Inequity
Non-profit?:
Nonprofit
We have and or use Social Media?:
Yes, we do have social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
Frequently used hashtags 1:
#fightchildhoodobesity
Frequently used hashtags 2:
#eathealthy, #fan4kids
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