Knowledge Universe Joins Fight to End Childhood Obesity with the Grow Happy Initiative | Business Wire


PORTLAND, Ore.–()–At Partnership for a Healthier America’s Building A Healthier Future

Summit today, Knowledge Universe joined the fight against childhood

obesity, and announced the Grow Happy initiative to help families lead

healthier lives. The Knowledge Universe<sup>®</sup> Grow Happy

initiative urges families, including parents of the 160,000 children in

their 2,000 KinderCare, CCLC, and Champions early learning and care

centers, to make realistic changes to their lifestyles that could lead

to lifelong healthy habits.


About Knowledge Universe

Knowledge Universe believes that the power of education changes lives.

Every day more than 160,000 children take their first steps, learn to

read and prepare for school through our early childhood and school-age

programs. The Knowledge Universe® family of companies includes

KinderCare® Learning Centers, CCLC®, and Champions®, where more than

31,000 people help children discover books, music, science, sports,

cooking, and language in a nurturing and safe environment. To learn

more, visit us online at

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About Partnership for a Healthier America

The Partnership for a Healthier America is devoted to working with the

private sector to ensure the health of our nation’s youth by solving the

childhood obesity crisis. In 2010, PHA was created in conjunction with –

but independent from – First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! effort.

PHA is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that is led by some of the

nation’s most respected health and childhood obesity experts. PHA brings

together public, private and nonprofit leaders to broker meaningful

commitments and develop strategies to end . Most

important, PHA ensures that commitments made are commitments kept by

working with unbiased, third parties to monitor and publicly report on

the progress our partners are making. For more information about PHA,

please visit

and follow PHA on Twitter @PHAnews.