Abbott, an SJE Group investment, has launched "Future Well™ Kids" - a program designed to educate and inspire middle school students ages 10-13 to learn about the causes of chronic disease and adopt healthy habits to live healthier, fuller lives.
Through classroom activities and digital lessons, students learn about good nutrition and physical fitness, and why these behaviors are so important to their health and wellbeing. And because developing healthy habits requires action, the program focuses on empowering students to take charge of their health by making simple changes in their own lives – such as creating nutritious meal plans, setting fitness goals, and learning how to differentiate between sound nutrition advice and online health fads.
The Future Well Kids program serves schools that are in underserved communities near Abbott sites in California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Texas and Virginia, as well as Ireland and Mexico. The program builds on Abbott's extensive expertise in nutrition, cardiovascular disease and diabetes care, and is designed to empower kids, support teachers and engage Abbott employees.
The SJE Group congratulates Jenna Daugherty, Divisional Vice President of Global Citizenship and Sustainability, and the entire team at Abbott