Healthy in body and mind means better relationships
Healthy in body and mind means better habits
Healthy in body and mind means better learning
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.
Only 1 in 3 children get physical activity each day.
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.
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.
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
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
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.Donate now