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The Future of Wellness,
Since 1970.

In March 2020, I doubt any of us thought that we would still be struggling with the impact of COVID-19 this fall – social distancing, wearing masks, extra handwashing, working from home, and students doing both online and in-person learning. Yet, here we are and even with these challenges, The Cooper Institute has carried on its important work on healthy living through research and education.
Shifting Focus to Physical Activity

Just as schools are finding new pathways to deliver education, so too, are The Cooper Institute Youth Programs. Historically, both Cooper Youth Programs, the NFL PLAY 60 FitnessGram Project and the Healthy Zone School Program, have focused on evaluating the impact of physical activity/nutrition related initiatives on youth fitness and health.
Together, we stand greater than diabetes.

As November comes to an end, The American Diabetes Association encourages us to take action and conquer this disease together, as a community.

During the pandemic, many of the 34 million people living with diabetes have lost their jobs and as a result have lost their healthcare. Exercise is key to preventing and managing gestational and type 2 diabetes, and for managing type 1 diabetes.
Written by Kristan Gross, Global Executive Director, Vision Impact Institute
Our Example Will Set the Stage For Our Children's Future

In many regions, 2020 was a catalyst for staging the next levels of change required to ensure that children have equal opportunities for overall wellbeing, healthcare, and learning.

Read the latest blog by the Vision Impact Institute as The Cooper Institute and others continue to advocate for the 'whole child'.
FitnessGram by The Cooper Institute is both a fitness assessment and data-management software to accurately measure student physical fitness levels. FitnessGram measures the fitness of more than 10 million students across the country in over 20,000 schools.
The NFL PLAY 60 FitnessGram Project is a partnership between the NFL Foundation and The Cooper Institute. Together, we are encouraging students to get active and get healthy with 60 minutes of daily physical activity.
The Healthy Zone Schools Program is a partnership between The Cooper Institute and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to support and recognize schools that are fighting the childhood obesity epidemic and creating healthy school environments.