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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 teach and model healthy eating 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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Kudos to 7x Olympic medal gymnast and mom Shannon Miller @shannonmiller96 for taking action for healthy kids!
You can show how YOU take action by posting a heart selfie or picture with your kids saying why you #takeaction4healthykids. Tag us in your post to help us reach our goal of 1M actions for healthy, happy kids!
@act4healthykids #takeaction #childhealth #healthykids #healthyfamilies
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It's #TakeActionTuesday! For Heart Month, make a heart-healthy meal with your kids using leafy greens. Filled with vitamin K, iron, and antioxidants, veggies like spinach, kale, chard, and collard greens are not only good for the heart but are great for mixing in to almost any savory dish. See more ways to #takeaction4healthykids at actionforhealthykids.org/101-actions.
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Repost from @fittykat_

Traveling or not, we’re always working on having a healthy heart ❤️ As part of our partnership with @act4healthykids we’re raising awareness to celebrate heart month this February! MOVING - FUELING - BREATHING - LIVING - there’s so many ways to keep our hearts ♥️ healthy and strong! Check out my IG story post to link to some ideas of how to #takeaction4healthykids with heart health this month! .
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I show my love for Brooks by making sure he receives nutritious meals and by modeling healthy behaviors - it's how I #takeaction4healthykids. (AFHK Program Manager Grace Perry)
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You can take action tomorrow for #ValentinesDay by posting a heart selfie with your kids saying why you #TakeAction4HealthyKids. Be sure to tag us in your post! Spread the word and raise awareness of our movement to generate 1 million actions for kids.
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We had a blast with students, parents and staff at Stoney Creek Elementary today @charmeckschools and with @dolepics ! Kids, parents and caregivers tried new fruit and veggie recipes featured in the online Healthy Eating Toolkit we created with Dole and started their day with breakfast and dancing with Bobby Banana! #takeaction4healthykids
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