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Our Mission

All kids deserve to be healthy, active, and ready to learn

We work to create healthier home and school environments where every child has access to safe places to play, nutritious food to eat, and healthy experiences to help them thrive.

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The U.S. is ranked LAST out of 21 industrialized nations in child health and safety.

7 hrs

Children get an average of 7+ hours of screen time daily.

1 in 5

1 in 5 children ages 3-17 have a mental, emotional, or behavioral disorder.

Who We Are

Health is a human right.

We empower schools, families, and communities to take actions that help children lead healthier lives.

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Start making change in your school

Kids spend more than 1,200 hours each year in school, making schools an ideal place to  support healthy eating, social emotional health, and physical activity. In your school, you can:

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Start Game On

Schools face many similar challenges, but every school—and child—is different. With our flexible, free online guide, schools learn how to create healthier learning environments for students, staff, and communities.

With Game On, you can:

Build your school health team

Assess your school's health

Find healthy eating activities

Get kids moving

and more!

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Become an advocate

Change starts with you. We provide resources to help your actions make the biggest impact on your child’s wellness journey.

With our resources, you can:

Take the healthy school quiz

Make the case for school health

Shape up your school environment

Improve health at home

and more!

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Stories

See how schools, parents, and community members are taking action today for a healthier tomorrow.

Planting the Seeds for Healthy Kids at Eucalyptus Elementary

“I love that the school takes the time to grow so much and teach the kids the importance of gardening and healthy eating, and I love to see the kids harvest the fruits and veggies that were in the garden. My daughter saves the seeds from her fruits and asks me to plant them at her grandma’s house.”
Joyce Liwanag, Parent, Eucalyptus Elementary School, Hawthorne, CA

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When you support Action for Healthy Kids, you’re standing with the largest national network of school health champions to create healthier schools.

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Even amidst a pandemic, staff and volunteers at Bassett Elementary School in CA were thrilled to break ground on a long-awaited garden for the kids. The school was able to purchase supplies thanks to a Game On grant sponsored by Saputo. ...

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Did you know kids, especially children of color and children from underserved communities, are affected by summer physical activity loss? Get concrete ways parents and educators can help ensure kids move more while out of school at actionforhealthykids.org/activity-loss.
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