American Heart Association

School Programs

Our new Kids Heart Challenge is helping teachers and parents prepare their kids to live their best, healthiest life.

Inspiring Our Youth To Give From The Heart

Our assignment: Making sure kids get healthy food, the right exercise and safe school routes.

Fewer than half of all children are getting the physical activity they need to be healthy.

Among kids 6 to 11 only about half of boys and one-third of girls get the recommended 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity a day.

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Saving Lives At Any Age

Kids Heart Challenge

Elementary School

The Kids Heart Challenge is an all-new, your-kids-are-going-to-love-it program that prepares kids for success by supporting their PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL well-being.

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Middle School / High School

Tweens and teens can flex their heart muscles through physical activity and doing good deeds – getting a jump on heart-healthy living and raising lifesaving funds. Challenge accepted!

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District Heart Challenge

Calling all school and school district administrators: Engage your employees in a program that shows how small actions can lead to healthy choices for a lifetime.

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For Parents

Portrait Of Father And Son Playing Basketball On Driveway
Small girl and grandmother with tablet at home
Portrait Of Father And Son Playing Basketball On Driveway


Parents' Corner

Cook healthier and move more, and your kids will excel where it matters most — their heart health. Check out our simple tips and resources for making healthy living part of your family curriculum.

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Stories from the Heart

Meet our heart heroes and learn about their inspiring stories.