LAS VEGAS -- Create a Change Now is a nonprofit organization created to educate students in low income areas about healthy living and nutrition.
According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, one-third of Clark County School District students between the ages of 10 and 17 are overweight.
CACN, led by Executive Director Melissa Blynn, is trying to combat the obesity problem by adopting elementary schools in the valley and introducing them to their “Healthy School, Healthy Life” program.
“It's a lifestyle that we are definitely changing in Clark County,” said Blynn. “To really truly, truly change the culture of not only the school, but of the parents.”
CACN just adopted its ninth school, Robert Lunt Elementary, for their program.