Action for Healthy Kids

Action for Healthy Kids
Address
Street: 
4711 Golf Rd
City: 
Skokie
State: 
Illinois
Zip: 
60076
Country: 
United States
Phone: 
(800) 416-5136

Too many of our children in cities, towns, urban, rural or suburban are unhealthy. Some don't get enough to eat or enough of the healthy, nutritious foods growing minds and bodies need. Others eat too many of the wrong things. Many kids don't get to play or be active every day.

In fact, nearly 1 in 3 American children is overweight or obese. Yes, 1 in 3. And, they are now at huge risk for several diseases associated with obesity diabetes, heart disease, even some types of cancer that will be with them throughout their lives.

Childhood obesity and undernourishment are national epidemics. These are not cosmetic issues. They are health, academic and economic issues.

There are many reasons why this situation exists today. At Action for Healthy Kids, we believe there are ways to reduce and prevent childhood obesity and undernourishment. Get the facts and learn how Action for Healthy Kids is working with schools, families and communities to help our kids learn to be healthier and be ready to learn.

Mission: 
To engage diverse organizations, leaders and volunteers in actions that foster sound nutrition and good physical activity in children, youth and schools.

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