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A Sound Plan for Greater Health

Kids working out on exercise bikes
Sound Body Sound Mind has joined UCLA Health to fight childhood obesity and improve fitness by bringing state-of-the-art programs to middle and high schools.

A new partnership is working out well. Sound Body Sound Mind has joined UCLA Health to fight childhood obesity and its devastating consequences by bringing state-of-the-art fitness programs to middle and high schools.

Around 12 million American children and adolescents are obese, putting them on a dangerous course toward developing one or more of a number of diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, and mental illness.

Growing Wellness

Cindy and Bill Simon started the Sound Body Sound Mind Foundation to change that course for as many children as possible. What started with their donating a fitness center to one Los Angeles high school has developed into a movement and nutrition curriculum now in 95 schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District, with 85 percent of those schools in low-income communities where students have limited access to safe fitness resources.

UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind will continue to expand its reach with the support of generous donors who wish to grow healthier children.

Published June 2015

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