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Mission Control: Ways to Take Action

There are countless ways to take action, and we’ve got a bunch to get you started. Scroll through to find one that works for you or jump down the page for seasonal ideas. Don’t see your action listed? Tell us about it below!

This mission is a team effort.


  1. Connect with other parents on our exclusive Healthy Kids Network social platform.
  2. Talk with your principal or teachers about supporting kids’ health and well-being.
  3. Get local businesses and community members involved.
  4. Connect with us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn).
  5. Host or attend a healthy school event (like Every Kid Healthy Week).

Knowledge is power.


  1. Explore our tips and ideas for improving health at school and at home.
  2. Attend an Action for Healthy Kids webinar or event.
  3. Take our Healthy Schools Quiz.
  4. Sign up to receive our latest news and resources.

Spread the word.


  1. Tell us your action or story. We may publish it!
  2. Share our content on social media.
  3. Post photos and/or stories of your healthy actions with #TakeAction4HealthyKids.
  4. Share your spaces: Help school and community sites stay open for families.

Healthy habits start at home.


  1. Try a new, healthy recipe. Have your kids help you cook.
  2. Help your kids set healthy goals. Keep track of progress.
  3. Get the whole family moving more and eating better.
  4. Commit to taking action for your kids. We’ll send you dozens more ideas.

Like what we're doing? Help us keep it going.


  1. Support our mission—donate today.
  2. DIY fundraise for Action for Healthy Kids.
  3. Run a marathon with Team Healthy Kids.
  4. Raise money with every mile you run, walk, bike, or dance with Charity Miles.

An action for every season

Feeling Through Colors

Use art and color to help kids get in touch with their emotions. During Mental Health Awareness Month, things like color journaling and other activities are useful for helping kids of any age recognize how they are feeling.

See How

Get Hearts Pumping by Jumping

Jump rope games are the perfect way to stay active during National Physical Fitness and Sports Month because that kind of heavy duty cardio strengthens kids’ hearts and lungs.

Get Ideas

Go Green (and Nutritious)

Use kitchen scraps and recyclables to create a kitchen scrap garden! Growing healthy foods from things like carrot tops and paper towel rolls helps kids get invested in where their food comes from and helps them learn eco-friendly habits.

Try It Out

What's your action? | ¿Cuál es tu acción?

There are so many ways you can take action every day. Tell us how you you’re taking action for healthy, happy kids. We’ll add it to the actions tracker and may share it with our network to inspire others. (Also, don’t forget to share your actions on social media using #TakeAction4HealthyKids.)

Hay tantas maneras en la cual puede tomar acción todos los días. Cuéntenos cómo está tomando acción para niños saludables y felices. Lo agregaremos al rastreador de acciones y podremos compartirlo con nuestra red para inspirar a otros. (No olvides compartir tu historia en las redes sociales usando #TakeAction4HealthyKids).