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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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Our Impact

See how we've helped connect families and schools to create lasting change for kids.

We make things happen

Through our unique approach and in-depth programs that address the health of the whole child, we’ve reached millions of children in thousands of schools. Watch our impact in action.

Give today

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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Thanks to an AFHK nutrition grant sponsored by @Cargill, students, staff, and families at Otis Brown Elem. in TX have gotten really excited about #healthyeating. Kids have loved taking photos & videos of themselves with their favorite healthy snacks. Read how the school made it happen: https://bit.ly/3fcAWmc
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[Image description: A group of kids in an elementary school classroom smile for the camera and show off their healthy "Fruity Friday" snack of apple slices, cheese, and water.]
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Summer is around the corner, which means so is the likelihood that kids will get less #physicalactivity. After an unusually sedentary year due to virtual learning, use these strategies to make sure kids get much-needed movement this #summer: actionforhealthykids.org/prevent-summer-activity-loss
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[Image description: Two elementary-aged girls in a park look at a frisbee golf goal in excitement after landing a shot.]
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We're so excited to see all the fun activities being created for @openphysed #NationalFieldDay! We can't wait to see #PhysEd teachers & students in action. Join the fun at www.openphysed.org/fieldday, and get ready for the OPENing Ceremonies tomorrow, 5/6, at 7pm ET!
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[Image description: A graphic showing the AFHK logo and OPEN Phys Ed National Field Day logo with a photo of a PE teacher doing a bean bag toss activity. Next to the photo are two activity descriptions (one English, one Spanish) of a game called Tic-Tac-Whoa!]
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There's a whole new set of tzatziki fans in Pottstown, PA thanks to a school grant from AFHK funded by @saputo_inc. With the grant funds, Lincoln Elementary created a virtual cooking club for families to get kids invested in trying new, healthy foods. Read more: https://bit.ly/33agP2b
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[Image description: Two young siblings sit at their kitchen table chopping cucumbers to make tzatziki.]
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Be like these kids from Eden Park Elementary in FL, showing off their new pickleball equipment funded by a grant from AFHK sponsored by @kelloggsus, and celebrate the start of #NationalPhysicalFitnessandSportsMonth!
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[Image description: A group of elementary schoolers in masks pose with their new pickleball paddles around a stack of new nets.]
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When screen time goes down, physical activity goes up. For Fitness Friday or #EveryKidHealthyWeek, check out these strategies for decreasing #screentime at home and at school: actionforhealthykids.org/activity/limit-screen-time
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[Image description: A girl and her dog rest in a grass field after going for a long walk.]
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Kellogg Company Fund
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