There’s no more urgent time than now to take action. Healthy, happy futures depend on it.
The Mission: Take Action for Healthy Kids
Children today face many challenges to their physical and emotional health and well-being. Join the movement of action heroes who are combining forces by taking 1 million actions for healthy kids by 2025.
The Take Action for Healthy Kids campaign is mobilizing a movement of parents, caregivers and others whose collective actions will reset the course of children’s health and well-being in the U.S., especially in communities with the greatest need.
The Challenge: One in three children are overweight or obese. Health and educational inequities persist across the country, as children in underserved communities face greater health and safety risks on a daily basis. Furthermore, youth today feel more pressured than ever, and one in five children under age 17 are diagnosed with a mental, emotional or behavioral condition.
Your Mission: Parents and caregivers are the key to unlocking greater health and well-being for kids through their power to transform their families, schools and communities. If we collectively work to set the right course now for our children’s future by taking actions that will ensure every child is supported in leading a healthy lifestyle, our next generation of children will grow up to be the best and brightest adults America has ever seen, and our entire country will reap the benefits.
The Goal: 1 million actions for healthy kids by 2025
Take action today to create healthier, happier futures for all our children.
Make your actions count
Join the movement to create healthy, happy futures for our kids. Commit to learning how you can start taking action today, and watch how small actions add up to big changes!
Why take action for healthy kids?
How Health is Tied to Learning
Help your school prioritize student health by demonstrating the connection between learning outcomes and nutrition, physical activity, and other healthy behaviors.
Our Answer to the Childhood Health Crisis
The U.S. is facing a critical moment in shaping how it responds to the childhood health crisis. Here’s how you can take action to affect change.
Get Started: 101 Actions to Take
Ready to start taking action for your kids? Check out this guide with 101 actions for home, school, and more that help kids get happier and healthier.
Meet some heroes
See how lives are changing thanks to the actions of everyday action heroes—adults like you.
A rising-star softball player in Phoenix Arizona, 15 year-old Taylor Caccavale suffered an ankle injury that not only led to her greater appreciation and advocacy for health and wellness at school, but also transformed her family’s health.Read Taylor's story
Brooklyn Center Middle School Student
A 6th grader at Brooklyn Center Middle & High School STEAM in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota began using mindfulness techniques learned in school to manage severe anxiety. Michelle Auld, District Wellness Coordinator, shares their story.
Read the story
Wayne Bartnick grew up attending Allamanda Elementary School in South Florida, the same school his son Liam attends. He never imagined a school program could help Liam manage his ADHD and inspire the whole family to be active together.Read Liam's story
Schools, families and communities can’t take action alone. These generous partners are taking action with us to change lives.
Support the mission: Give today!
Fund the mission to support our community of action heroes fighting for kids’ healthy, happy futures.