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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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Thanks to all of our food art contest participants! Your kids' creativity is super impressive, and we hope they enjoyed eating (and playing with) healthy fruits and veggies.
Also, congrats to Abby, who was randomly selected to win a prize pack from @dolepics!
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#takeaction4healthykids #nutritioneducation #foodart #childhealth #healthyfoods #healthyeating #fruitsandveggies #playwithyourfood #childnutrition
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Reminder: Don't miss our food art contest co-sponsored by @dolepics! The winner of the contest, which runs through May 28, will receive a gift pack of merchandise and Dole coupons, as well as a gift card for your local grocery retailer. To participate, follow these steps:
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-Follow us on Instagram (@act4healthykids).
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-Assemble and prep your ingredients with your kids. Your child’s food art must be created using any of the following ten ingredients (you do not have to use all ten—you can use as many or as few as you like, as long as they come from this list).
Apples
Bananas
Pineapple
Berries
Raisins or grapes
Carrots
Celery
Spinach or Lettuce
Radishes
Nut butter or hummus
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-Get your child’s creative juices flowing—do they want to create an animal? Maybe a landscape or a favorite toy or sport? Then help them create their masterpiece.
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-Post a photo of the food art (or your child with their design) on Instagram, tag @act4healthykids, and use the hashtags #DoleHealthyKids and #TakeAction4HealthyKids.
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That’s it! The winner will be randomly selected on May 29 from those who tag us in their food art photo and will be contacted through direct message.
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It's #TakeActionTuesday! How is your family getting active for #NationalPhysicalFitnessandSportsMonth? Post a photo and tag us so we can share your actions!
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#takeaction4healthykids #kidsfitness #kidssports #childhealth #healthykids #exerciseforkids #funandgames #physicalactivity #getactive
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Mothers show up. Mothers volunteer. Mothers coach, mothers cheer, mothers play. Happy Mother's Day!
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#mothersday #healthykids #healthyfamilies #takeaction4healthykids #healthyhabits #childhealth
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Thank you, educators, for empowering students to learn, grow, and thrive.
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Teachers in our network have been so resourceful in helping students during this time, from creating videos on how to use household items for PE equipment to distributing packets of mindfulness exercises with school meals. Teachers have created weekly wellness newsletters, implemented virtual cooking lessons, and helped families in need fill out forms requesting help and support.
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We're grateful for all you do to support student success and well-being. #TeacherAppreciationWeek #thankateacher .
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#SchoolLunchHeroDay has taken on a different meaning this year. To all the school nutrition professionals and food service staff who have quickly adapted to providing kids nutritious meals in difficult circumstances: THANK YOU. Thank you now and always for feeding our students.
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