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Healthy in body and mind means better relationships

Healthy in body and mind means better habits

Healthy in body and mind means better learning

Our Mission

All kids deserve to be healthy—in body and mind

We help kids thrive by bringing families and schools together to ensure students have access to safe places to play and be active, nutritious foods, and healthy, supportive experiences.

33%

Only 1 in 3 children get physical activity each day.

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About 15 million children have a mental, emotional, or behavioral health condition.

1 in 7

Approximately 1 in 7 kids lives with food insecurity.

Who We Are

Health is a human right.

We address the root causes of the child health crisis by supporting the foundations of lifelong health for kids.

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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.

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Opportunities for educators

Schools face many similar challenges, but every community—and child—is different. With our comprehensive programming and free online sources, learn how to create healthier learning environments that meet your students’ specific needs.

Improve school health policies and programs

Assess your school's health

Find healthy activities

Apply for grants

and more!

Resources for Schools

Opportunities for parents & caregivers

Change starts with you. We provide resources to help have the biggest impact on your child's well-being.

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.

Mom Commits to Healthy Changes at Home and at School

“Don’t be afraid to go to meetings, jump into as many activities as you can to see and hear what’s going around the school. If you want your kids to go to a great school, you need to be involved and take action. Every little thing counts, and Action for Healthy Kids and parents have helped establish great change in our school.”
Ivy Concepcion, parent, Funston Elementary School, Chicago, IL

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With the weather getting nicer, everyone's itching to be outside. Turn that outdoor time into a chance to boost kids' physical and emotional health with these outdoor exploration activities: actionforhealthykids.org/activity/outdoor-exploration-activities ...

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What does it look like when a school spends over an hour EVERY DAY on students' #SEL and emotional health? Find out from DCIS, a public school in Denver, about how kids' behavior and mental health has changed since introducing "Mente y Movimiento." Read the story: actionforhealthykids.org/dcis-sel ...

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It's #NationalGardenMonth—what better time of year to start a school garden project? School gardens are incredibly beneficial to students in more ways than one. Learn why and how to get started, including the story of one FL elementary school's project: actionforhealthykids.org/school-gardens-here-we-grow ...

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Get ready for a tug on the heartstrings! Last summer, we awarded Emergency Meal Distribution Equipment Grants sponsored by @aldiusa to help schools feed students who were missing meals due to the pandemic. Our contact at Palm Beach County Schools FL shared the following:

"One of our front line School Food Service Cafeteria Managers who worked to feed children during school closures has an 8-year-old son, Liam. He was given an assignment to draw a picture of first responders or essential workers, and he decided to draw School Food Service. He even copied the logo from one of his mom's work shirts. Liam wrote that cafeteria workers are essential because some kids wouldn't get food at all without them. When his Mom checked his homework and asked him who he decided to draw, he said, 'You, Mommy. I decided to draw you and the people you work with because we really need you.' We were all crying when she told us this story! It really hit home that the kids see us and that school food service matters."
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🎵Ceeeelebrate good health, come on! Now that that’s stuck in your head, go to everykidhealthyweek.org to see how you can celebrate #EveryKidHealthyWeek (April 26-30) as a family or school. Get ideas & resources, and register your event to be entered to win a gift card. ...

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Close out #NationalNutritionMonth with a hands-on activity that promotes healthy eating AND sustainability! Grow your own fruits and veggies using the scraps from old ones. actionforhealthykids.org/activity/kitchen-scrap-gardening ...

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