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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

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 & 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

#TakeAction4HealthyKids

#Repost @earlychildhoodtlc

Our former WV State Coordinator, Brandon, is now an early childhood education consultant (and entertainer), and he just released this #coronavirus song for kids based on CDC guidelines. Check it out! .
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EC TLC transforms the CDC Recommendations to stop the spread of the Coronavirus in a fun, uplifting jam. This is a great song for children, parents, and the general public to help raise awareness to prevent the spread of Covid 19 while also getting a much-needed laugh. Unite as a team. To prevent spread it’s up to you and me! Please help spread awareness!! #TheCoronavirusSong#Coronavirus#Covid19#EarlyChildhoodTLC#ECTLCmusic#Childrensmusic#Mainstreamsound#Dontdreadit#Dontspreadit#StayHome#Quarantine#WHO#CDC#Global#Pandemic#Prevention #socialdistancing
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Happy #NationalWalkingDay! Taking #walks (away from other people!) has become more crucial to our health than ever before. Check out our on-the-go #play ideas to turn walks with your kids into #adventure stories, games, or mindfulness techniques! actionforhealthykids.org/activity/easy-on-the-go-play-activities/
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#playtime #kidsactivities #healthykids #healthyfamilies #healthyathome #kidsadventures
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Art class and PE all "rolled" into one: Use the cardboard tubes from toilet paper rolls and whatever other supplies you have to create pretend weights for a kid-friendly fitness class!

Thanks to @cdriscoll for the idea and photos!
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Why should you #TakeAction4HealthyKids? Because kids need action heroes to help build a brighter future where their health and happiness is a priority. Anyone can be that hero. Get started today at actionforhealthykids.org/take-action.
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#childhealth #healthykids #healthandhappiness #healthyschools #socialemotionaldevelopment #physicalactivity #nutritioneducation #healthyeating #parenting #healthyfamilies
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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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