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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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When you support Action for Healthy Kids, you’re standing with thousands of other champions of children’s health to create a more equitable future for our kids.

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Don't miss this "Active Classrooms 101" webinar next Wed. at 2pm CT to not only kick off Active Classrooms Month but to get the benefits and strategies for making sure kids stay moving in both the in-person and virtual learning environment. actionforhealthykids.org/event/active-classrooms-101 ...

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Have you heard about our new programs yet? Let's get acquainted! Our NourishEd program is a comprehensive approach to #NutritionEducation and #FoodAccess that helps kids focus better and build healthy eating habits. Learn more: actionforhealthykids.org/nourished ...

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You've heard the expression "this is your year"...well, this is your year to make your mark on school health! Join one of our many FREE virtual learning sessions and webinars to get tips and recommendations for improving the well-being of kids in your community by making changes in your school (parents: this means you, too!). See all events at actionforhealthykids.org/events. ...

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The effects of the pandemic on our collective well-being—kids and adults alike—have been significant. Taking care of our kids' mental health when it's difficult to take care of our own is one of the biggest challenges. We've collected dozens of resources to help both schools and families improve #SEL/#socialemotionalhealth for kids and adults. Check them out at actionforhealthykids.org/blog/sel. ...

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Thank you to all of our donors and supporters in 2020 who helped set us up to serve 5 million kids in 2021! We 💚 you! ...

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There's a strong relationship between food, the body, and the mind. Learn more about this connection to better understand kids' mood and behaviors as they relate to the food they consume and to ensure they're fueling up with things that support the function of the brain and body: actionforhealthykids.org/feelings-of-food ...

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