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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

#TakeAction4HealthyKids

Since September is #NationalFamilyMealsMonth, now is the time to commit to eating more meals together with no screens or distractions. Eating together has health benefits that go beyond bonding. Check them out: https://bit.ly/2RNCrfi. ...

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Kids in Hispanic & Latino communities face big health disparities that make it harder for them to thrive and succeed in school and beyond. In addition to greater investment in these communities and equitable access to healthcare, see how we can—and do—engage schools and parents in this work to make lasting impact: https://bit.ly/32GcqVi. #HispanicHeritageMonth ...

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Whether you run a mile, an 8K, or something in between, you can be a vital part of #TeamHealthyKids, our incredible fundraisers who help keep our programs alive. The #ChicagoMarathon is now virtual, so sign up (for free) to run any distance in your own neighborhood to benefit the kids who need it most. You can even run with the whole family! Get details at actionforhealthykids.org/2020-chicago-marathon. ...

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Don't miss our next live #mindfulness session! Gather your kids or students next Tuesday, 9/22 at 11:30am CT for a mindful movement webinar that will help you reenergize and reset. Register today: https://bit.ly/35zy1Ax. ...

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In just a little over a month, it's @ActiveSchoolsUS "Bring PE to Your Family Week," which is an important way for families to get a good look at how PE impacts health and learning. Learn more & sign up at activeschoolsus.org/campaigns. #FamiliesLovePE ...

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Whip out those aprons because it's #NationalKidsTakeOvertheKitchenDay! Getting kids involved in cooking, food prep, food art, and other exploration is an interactive way to teach nutrition and healthy life skills. Get ideas for activities here: https://bit.ly/2GK2qSm ...

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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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