Founded by renowned heart surgeon and television talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz and his wife Lisa Oz to address the childhood obesity crisis gripping the U.S., HealthCorps is building a movement through its in-school peer mentoring program to not only help Americans discover what they are really hungry for and why but also to introduce the proper remedy. The non-profit engages recent college graduates as Health Coordinators in public high schools in high needs communities to carry out a curriculum on nutrition, fitness and mental strength and introduce students to public service. HealthCorps has a presence in 54 high schools in 13 states with programs that will impact about 32,400 students and over 64,800 community residents in the 2011-12 school year.
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