Educators and Parents

A healthy school environment can result in greater academic achievement, healthier students and school staff.

For The Educator

Saving Lives at School

Students across the country are getting active, learning about health and raising money to fight heart disease. And they’re having fun, too, in both the Kids and American Heart Challenges.

American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge | American Heart Challenge logo

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The American Heart Association and the National Football League (NFL) teamed up with a goal to get kids physically active and improve their overall health. Learn more about our in-school digital Virtual Experiences that teachers can tune-into with their students and the NFL PLAY 60 App.

Teaching Gardens®

Teaching Gardens is impacting kids and youth by helping to implement instructional gardens for students.

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Early Childcare Education

Formerly known as Healthy Way to Grow, early childhood programs (serving children from birth through age five) help to improve and sustain policies and best practices in nutrition, physical activity, screen time, infant feeding, sleep habits, staff wellness, and family engagement.

Kids Health Initiatives

We are helping create healthier futures for America’s youth by improving nutrition security, increasing engagement in regular physical activity, helping end tobacco use and supporting resiliency.

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