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Action for Healthy Kids fights childhood obesity, undernourishment and physical inactivity by helping schools become healthier places so kids can live healthier lives. We partner with a legion of dedicated volunteers - teachers, students, moms, dads, school wellness experts and more - from within the ranks of our 34,000+ constituency to create healthful school changes. Our grassroots efforts are supported by a collaboration of more than 70 organizations, corporations and government agencies. Working together, we’re giving kids the keys to health and academic success by meeting them where they are - in the classroom, in the cafeteria and on the playground - with fun physical activity and nutrition lessons and changes that make it possible for them to eat nutritiously and play every day.
At the 2002 Healthy Schools Summit in Washington, D.C., former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher asked America to address the burgeoning crisis of childhood overweight and obesity, and Action for Healthy Kids was formed to answer.
A public-private partnership of more than 50 national organizations and government agencies representing education, health, fitness and nutrition, Action for Healthy Kids addresses the epidemic of overweight, sedentary, and undernourished youth by focusing on changes in schools to improve nutrition and increase physical activity.
Thousands of volunteer administrators, educators, health professionals, parents, and others take action at the state, district, and school building level through Action for Healthy Kids' Teams in all 50 states, New York City, and the District of Columbia, because healthy children learn better.
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