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The Mission: Take Action for Healthy Kids

Children today face many urgent challenges to their physical and emotional health and well-being. Join the movement of parents and caregivers 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 and caregivers 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: Health and educational inequities persist across the country, as children in underserved communities face greater health and safety risks on a daily basis. One in three children are overweight or obese. And youth today feel more pressured than ever, with one in five children under age 17 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

Mission: Possible!

Join the movement to create healthy, happy futures for our kids. Commit to learning how you can be an action hero, and watch how small actions add up to big changes!

Actions Taken for Healthy Kids
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Meet some heroes

See how lives are changing thanks to the actions of everyday action heroes—people like you.

Ivelisse Concepcion

Meet Ivy Concepcion, a Chicago, IL mom of three who continuously makes changes at home and engages in advocacy at school to help her kids have a 360 degree exposure to healthy habits while preserving their Puerto Rican culture.

Read Ivy's story

Ashley Dykes

After the coronavirus pandemic left many families in her school community without food access, Ashley Dykes, a Florida mom, sprang into action to collect and deliver healthy food to students and families in need.

 

Read Ashley's story

Wayne & Liam Bartnick

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

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Talk about social emotional health! MJ is a one-child positivity machine. According to the message MJ's mom wrote when sharing this photo with us, MJ upcycles trash into artwork and then leaves it anonymously at people's homes with a message of encouragement. Way to go, MJ!
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If you have a story to share about how your child practices social emotional health, send us a message!
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#socialemotionaldevelopment #socialemotionalskills #socialemotionalhealth #spreadinglove #spreadingpositivity #recycledart #upcycled #childhealth #healthykids #randomactsofkindness
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Thoughtful Thursday 💭 Do you feel like you constantly see your kids running all day?! 🙋‍♀️ Having a calm down corner for your kids to relax in could help set up time frames for your activities! #parenting #mommoments #momlife #kidssnacks #raisingtinyhumans #WFHreality #indooractivies #staywell #workingfromhome #AFHK #ActionForHealthyKids #snacks #snacktime #TakeAction4HealthyKids #EveryKidHealthyWeek ...

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Parents: You deserve a (summer) break, and we want to give one to you! Register by Friday to receive weekly activities to help rejuvenate your physical and emotional well-being through the month of July. You'll even be eligible to win prizes such as yoga mats, aromatherapy products, journals, gift cards, and even a portable electronic keyboard! Sign up now at actionforhealthykids.org/parent-break.
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#parenting #healthyfamilies #healthyparenting #summerbreak #physicalactivity #healthyeating #emotionalhealth #selfcare #healthandwellness
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Today is Mindfulness Monday! 💡 We're partnering with Action for Healthy Kids this week, and we're working on mindfulness! Did you know that journaling not only lets your kids have a creative outlet but also a creative writing one as well? COMMENT below how you help your kids be mindful! #parenting #mommoments #momlife #kidssnacks #raisingtinyhumans #WFHreality #indooractivies #staywell #workingfromhome #AFHK #ActionForHealthyKids #snacks #snacktime #TakeAction4HealthyKids #EveryKidHealthyWeek #TakeAction4HealthyKids #EveryKidHealthyWeek" ...

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Happy Father's Day to all the dads who lend a helping hand! .
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#healthykids #healthyfamilies #fathersday #takeaction4healthykids #dadswhovolunteer #volunteering #childhealth
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Sponsors

Families, schools, and communities can’t take action alone. These generous partners are taking action with us to change lives.

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