five healthy goals

The numbers are staggering: One in three Idaho children is overweight or obese, putting them at risk for serious health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. This generation of children likely represents the first in American history to have a shorter life expectancy than that of their parents.

We can do better.

The High Five Children's Health Collaborative, powered by the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health, is a statewide effort to engage Idaho to reduce childhood obesity by focusing on:

  1. Increased physical activity
  2. Improved access to healthy and affordable foods
  3. Healthier childcare, schools and communities

The Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health, Inc., is a nonprofit charitable foundation established in 2001 by Blue Cross of Idaho. The creation of the Foundation stemmed from our desire to improve the health of all Idahoans through wellness and prevention programs.

To promote a healthier Idaho, the Foundation engages in collaborative partnerships, health programs and community giving. We are committed to addressing Idaho’s health needs. A 501(c)(3) organization that serves Idaho, the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

Contact us at highfive@bcidahofoundation.org.


“I found this workshop extremely informative and relevant! I went into it thinking easy credit for licensing, not expecting to learn anything new. I was wrong! Now I feel strongly that this should be taken by all who work with infants through school agers. And would not mind it being a required training in the first year for licensing. As a former administrator of school age care and a current teacher of 3 to 5 years olds I feel it is truly that important!!!! And it was FUN!!!”
—Connie Adams, Early Childhood Educator, View More »