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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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The next school year may be a bit tumultuous as staff and students attempt to readjust to normalcy, which is why it's more important than ever that schools be safe, supportive, and nurturing for students as they adapt. See what this looks like: actionforhealthykids.org/safe-environment ...

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Join us and @activeschoolsus starting 3/1 for #PEMovingForward, a campaign to celebrate PE, its benefits for kids, & the folks who make it happen! Hosted by
ActiveSchools (@activeschoolsus), stay tuned for stories, resources & content all month long to help make sure PE is ALWAYS a priority. And we want to see/hear your PE stories, too, so be sure to share by tagging Active Schools and using #PEMovingForward!
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#PE #physed #physicaleducation #schoolhealth #healthyschools #activeschools #schoolphysicalactivity #physicalactivity #pandemicPE #healthykids #takeaction #takeaction4healthykids #takeactionforkids #childhealth #parentengagement #parentinvolvement
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ICYMI: We launched new core programs late last year that drive our mission of getting kids healthy in body and mind through family-school partnerships. Meet our EnergizEd program: www.actionforhealthykids.org/energized ...

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What? A free learning session on how to manage stress and care for yourself using #selfawareness. When? Next Fri., 2/19 at 11:30am CT. Why? To nurture supportive relationships with the kids in your life. Register now! https://bit.ly/3oK7k29 or go to actionforhealthykids.org/events and select "Caring for the SELf: Self-Awareness". ...

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CONTEST ALERT!
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Are you a parent/caregiver who has reached out to or worked with your child’s school to improve some aspect of their education or well-being? We want to hear your suggestions! Comment below on this post with your tips or advice for others, or tag at least two fellow parents at your school who have something to share. You’ll be to be entered to win one of five Peloton X Lokai “Together We Go Far” bracelets.
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How to Enter:
-Follow @act4healthykids.
-Like this post.
-Tag 2 fellow parents to share this post with or comment with your tips!
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Rules: Giveaway begins 2/10/21 and ends 2/16/21. Winner will be contacted by Action for Healthy Kids on 2/17/21. You will have 48 hours to claim prize. Open to U.S. residents only.
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Join us a week from today (2/16) at 11am CT for a learning session all about #schoolmeals. How healthy is the food? Why are nutrition departments struggling to provide meals? What policies exist around school meals? What can YOU do?

Open to parents/families! Register at actionforhealthykids.org/events/school-meals-fact-or-fiction
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