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School-based fitness + nutrition lessons that teach life-long healthy habits.



U.S. children are obese or overweight, and there was not enough being done about it, until we stepped in.

Up To 3000


at 17 schools in Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan & Newark, NJ are served through our program.



of American children are obese. This costs the U.S. around $150 billion in health care spending each year.

Our Mission

To educate and empower kids and families 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.”

Our Solution

FAN4Kids is a school-based program that addresses the twin challenges of childhood obesity and food insecurity, both of which have risen in conjunction with a void in health education in the schools, particularly in marginalized communities.

“I’m ashamed to admit it, but FAN4Kids, with its energetic, talented instructors and creative ideas has done a better job than me to get my children excited about trying different varieties of food, especially vegetables. Seeing youngsters shopping with their parents and dragging moms away from “unhealthy food items” seems unreal, too good to be true…FAN4Kids is truly an inspiration for students to make such a difference. Introduction of FAN4Kids in elementary schools gives us parents a greater chance to succeed in establishing healthier patterns in our children’s lives.”

Maryna Nosava, Parent

“I now do the exercises I learned during the parent workshop at PS 157. I do not have a lot of time to exercise, but I learned how to fit it in. For example, I will take a break from cleaning and do crunches.  Not only have I started exercising, but my daughter has started exercising during commercials when she is watching t.v.  In addition to exercising, my children are now reading labels on the back of foods.”

PS 157 Parent

“My child started to try beans, broccoli, lettuce. She is more aware about the sugars and calories in each product I buy. She is excited to share new recipes she tries at school. I really want to thank you from the bottom of my heart and please keep up the good work. Thanks for a healthy change in diet and life as well.”

Anupam Ahluwalia, Parent

“FAN4Kids is important for my children because they need to learn more about nutrition. My children naturally move, but knowing what foods they should be eating is extremely helpful as they continue to grow.  I have noticed my children enjoy the food tastings and become more involved with healthy choices.  They even ask me to buy them the healthy foods they try during FAN4Kids!”

PS 157 Parent

“My 3rd grade child lost 25 pounds, and my child helped change the behaviors of the entire family to eating healthy and being more active. I lost more weight than that, because we do things as a family. And Annette (the FAN4Kids instructor) made healthy living easy.”

FAN4Kids Parent – PS 69, Bronx, NY

“Benjamin is always excited when it is FAN4Kids day at his school. He remembered what teacher said and when we go grocery shopping he is more interested to buy fruits and vegetables.”

Fernanda Coutinho, Parent

“I am happy that my daughter lost weight and eats fruits and vegetables now.”

Isabel Cobos, Parent

“I loved the fact that my daughter was so excited about the things she learned in class, she was always anxious to teach me about what she learned. Thanks.”

Lillian Vargas, Parent

“Really great example – especially for my younger son…and even my husband! I (and my friends) wish all schools would do this.”

Michelle Trahan, Parent

“FAN4Kids helped my child better understand that eating healthy and being active is very important for your health and growth.”


“Thank you for teaching our child how to eat and be healthy and what to eat. Also, for teaching him how to exercise.”


“This program should be included everyday as a class.”


“I truly thank you all for teaching my child about eating healthy foods because he was a little overweight. Now he is healthy and happy.”




The average child consumes at least 20 ounces of soda each day.   The average American kids eat 81 grams of added sugar per day.   35% of daily calories for 2 – 18 year-olds are coming from added sugars and solid fats.   Only 9.5% of adolescents eat at least 2 servings of fruit and 3 servings of vegetables a day.   8–12-year-olds spend 4-6 hours with screens and teens use screens for up to 9 hours.   2 in 3 kids do NOT get the recommended amount of daily physical activity.