CANFIT was founded in 1993 and has become a leader in developing culturally resonant food and fitness policies and practices for youth-serving organizations and after school programs across the country. Because of the lack of resources that address cultural issues and the needs of low-income youth of color, CANFit focuses primarily on serving communities with African-American, American Indian, Latino, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander youth. Many of these youth live in areas that have limited access to affordable healthy foods and safe places for physical activity, and thus suffer disproportionately from health disparities such as obesity and diabetes. CANFIT understands the need to provide creative, yet practical solutions and change environments and policies that support healthier lifestyles for youth in these communities.
CANFIT – Who We Are