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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.

15 M

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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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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Do you want to improve #schoolhealth for your kids and their peers? Are issues like recess, bullying, or nutritious school meals on your radar? Sign up for our webinar to get tips for advocating at the campus, district, and state legistlature levels: actionforhealthykids.org/advocacy-webinar-2021 ...

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Get a fresh and healthy start to 2021 by working with your kids to create a family #selfcare plan. Setting goals together and brainstorming activities that help the mind and body will get everyone more invested in taking steps to build lifelong healthy habits: actionforhealthykids.org/family-self-care ...

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Kids who receive comprehensive #healtheducation make safer, more informed, less destructive choices. They eat and sleep better and stay more active. They're better communicators with stronger self-esteem. Learn more about making sure your school uses comprehensive health education to build healthy futures for kids: actionforhealthykids.org/health-education. ...

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Thanks to support from @kelloggsus, 15 schools received AFHK Physical Activity & Nutrition Grants and 11 schools received Physical Activity Grants to establish programs that build kids’ healthy habits and help them focus throughout the day. See the list of grantees at actionforhealthykids.org/grants. ...

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