Healthiest Next Generation initiative

Healthy children

Every child deserves to grow up healthy. Recognizing that Washington's future depends on the health of our children, Governor Jay Inslee launched an initiative to join with families across the state in making our next generation the healthiest ever. The goal is to help our children maintain a healthy weight, enjoy active lives and eat well. Read the policy brief here

The Governor's Healthiest Next Generation initiative is an innovative public-private partnership that focuses on policies to create healthier early learning, K-12 and community environments.

Governor's Council for the Healthiest Next Generation

See list of members


Rashi Gupta, Health Policy Advisor, Governor's Office
(360) 902-0643

Key Successes

Current Work

  • Developing new licensing requirements for child care centers through the state Department of Early Learning that will include new standards for breastfeeding, nutrition, physical activity and screen time. 
  • Creating health-related trainings for all child care programs, as mandated by the federal Child Care and Development Block Grant. 
  • By June 2019, developing guidance for schools setting social and emotional learning goals. 

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