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To mobilize school professionals, families and communities to take actions that lead to healthy eating, physical activity and healthier schools where kids thrive.
Founded in 2002 by 16th U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, MD, PhD, Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) is a nationwide nonprofit that mobilizes school professionals, parents, families and communities to take actions that lead to sound nutrition, physical activity, and healthier schools where kids can thrive. Its initiatives focus on promoting healthy living while fighting childhood obesity and undernourishment by helping kids across the country eat better, move more, and develop the lifelong habits necessary to promote health and learning. Through grant awards to schools and districts, proven programs, and access to a grassroots network of more than 140,000 volunteers and champions, AFHK fosters advancements in school programs, policies and practices that improve foods and meals served, nutrition education, and physical education and activity. Operating under a national staff, with the support of more than 75 organizational and philanthropic partners, as well as 32 active State Teams, AFHK’s vision is a world where every kid is healthy, active and ready to learn. Last year, AFHK programs and resources have benefited more than 17 million children in 32,000 schools across the country.