• Every Kid Healthy Week

    Schools around the country are celebrating their commitments to student wellness. Register your school today, or find an Every Kid Healthy™ Week event near you!

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  • School Grants for Healthy Kids

    Action for Healthy Kids is pleased to release its School Grants for Healthy Kids opportunities for the 2014-2015 school year.

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  • GRAND OPENING

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  • Every Kid Healthy… and Ready to Learn

    It’s going to take a nation of moms, dads and other caring individuals – people just like you – to raise their hands and lend their voices to the fight against childhood obesity so every kid can be healthy and ready to learn.

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  • Team Healthy Kids

    Whether you want to run a marathon, host a local event, walk a 5K or simply support someone who is already signed up, this is the place for you!

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  • The Learning Connection:

    What You Need to Know to Ensure Your Kids Are Healthy and Ready to Learn

    demonstrates that physical activity supports academic achievement, well-nourished kids learn better and that healthier practices in schools can increase school revenue.

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  • Volunteers in Action

    Chicago Volunteers transformed an unused space in one school into an indoor fitness center and converted an open, undefined field at another school into a soccer field, complete with bleachers.

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  • Programs

    With a $1000 grant, nutrition education and an introduction to Game On! The Ultimate Wellness Challenge – all courtesy of Action for Healthy Kids – teachers at Springhill Lake Elementary School in Greenbelt, Md. were able to make nutrition and physical activity changes that helped create a healthier school.

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Pledge

Help us create a 100,000 - person movement to make all schools healthier by taking the Every Kid Healthy Pledge.

Volunteer for Healthy Kids

Learn

How to raise awareness and combat childhood obesity

Act

By mobilizing to create programs
in schools that engage kids in
healthy activities

Transform

Schools with opportunities for all students to lead healthier lives

What's New

  • As part of this year's Every Kid Healthy™ Week, Athletico Physical Therapy and Action for Healthy Kids partnered on a FoodTASTIC Family Health Fair at Harlan Community Academy High School on Chicago's South Side.

  • Jean H. Ragalie, R.D., President of National Dairy Council and Secretary and Treasurer of Action for Healthy Kids' Board of Directors, shares the findings of a new report that reinforce the “Learning Connection”: the link between quality nutrition, including a nutritious breakfast, coupled with physical activity and improved academic performance.

  • Trying to help school leaders capitalize on the connections between health and learning?  Searching for words to communicate how school board and administrator support for a coordinated approach to health contributes to meeting academic achievement goals?

Success Stories

  • April 17, 2014 

    Little_Fort_Students_Stretch_2-_CopyWhat does it take for a school to make a cultural shift to health and wellness? For Little Fort Elementary School in Waukegan, Ill., it was one school leader's realization that 255 of their 606 students were overweight or obese.That equates to 42% of their student population, which is substantially higher than the national average.With a statistic like that, Little Fort’s school nurse, Mary Colver, knew it was time to make a change.

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