Magazine article Variety

Chelsea Clinton

Magazine article Variety

Chelsea Clinton

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CHARITY: ALLIANCE FOR A HEALTHIER GENERATION

After Bill Clinton underwent emergency heart bypass surgery in 2004, he reached out to the American Heart Assn. to see what he could do for the organization. He envisioned it would want him to be the poster child for men visiting their doctors more regularly - but the group had another mission in mind: "The American Heart Assn. said, 'Yes, please talk about that. But what we really need help on is childhood obesity,'" recalls Chelsea Clinton. ¶ That conversation led to the 2005 creation of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, co-founded by the Clinton Foundation, which empowers kids to develop good, lifelong habits around nutrition and physical activity. "Today, the Alliance is the largest childhood obesity effort in the country," says Chelsea, who sits on the organization's board of directors. "We work in more than 35,000 schools, touching the lives of more than 20 million kids." ¶ In recent years, the nonprofit has expanded to work with after-school programs and McDonald's, which has exchanged soda for juice and French fries for fruit in some markets. …

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