Like-Minded Organizations for School Leaders

Like what you’ve seen? Check out these like-minded organizations to explore similar initiatives and discover new ideas for implementing positive change in your school and community.

Action for Healthy Kids

In partnership with school leaders and families, Action for Healthy Kids works to combat childhood obesity, undernourishment and physical inactivity. The organization provides you with a blueprint and programs for transforming your schools into a healthier learning environment. 

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation provides school leaders with a framework and specific actions to help make wellness a priority in your school. The Alliance also creates opportunities for you to work alongside parents and families to transform the environments that can make a difference in a child’s well-being: homes, schools and communities.

American School Health Association (ASHA)

ASHA’s goal is to enable school leaders like you to plan, develop, coordinate, implement, evaluate and support effective school health strategies that contribute to the well-being and academic success of your students.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Adolescent & School Health

The CDC promotes the health and well-being of your students by working directly with school leaders like you to provide guidelines and make positive, healthy changes in your school or district. The site encourages crucial collaboration between school officials, health and education agencies, communities, families and other organizations.

Fuel Up to Play 60

Fuel Up to Play 60 is a program sponsored by National Dairy Council and the National Football League that helps make school an even better – and healthier – place. The program includes fun challenges, tips and plans to help everyone eat healthy and get active.

GENYOUth Foundation

The GENYOUth Foundation is committed to collaborating with educators like you, your students, their families, business partners and thought leaders to improve nutrition and physical activity. GENYOUth provides valuable insights and best practices through its annual progress report and helps build initiatives, such as their flagship Fuel up to Play 60, that nurture children’s health and wellness in the school environment and surrounding community.

Healthy Kids Challenge

Based in Kansas, Healthy Kids Challenge works with schools and communities to create nutrition lessons, activities and curriculum that encourage physical activity. The organization has great resources – including tips, lesson plans, health challenges, toolkits and newsletters – available to help you encourage kids to eat healthy foods and stay active. Their health initiatives bring school leaders and families together to promote nutrition through activities, such as cooking lessons and healthy eating events.

The Kansas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (KAHPERD)

KAHPERD is a leading advocate for healthy and active lifestyles across the state of Kansas. The organization has 1,500 members in the health, physical education, recreation and dance professions, who work to sponsor and support programs that encourage physical activity, including Jump Rope for Heart, Hoops for Heart and Let’s Move! Active Schools

Kansas Health Foundation (KHF)

KHF’s primary mission is to improve the health of all Kansans by promoting physical activity and health in schools, neighborhoods and workplaces, while inspiring community involvement. Together, you, their grantees and partners, can work to make Kansas the healthiest, most productive, most livable state in the nation.

Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE)

Through a multitude of efforts, the Child Nutrition & Wellness department at KSDE provides information, resources, training and technical assistance for your schools and other local organizations dedicated to child nutrition and wellness.

KC Healthy Kids

KC Healthy Kids is committed to reducing obesity and improving the health of Greater Kansas City's kids. KC Healthy Kids is also home to the Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition, which works with your school(s) and your kids’ families to improve access to healthy food from local sources.

KNACK Online

KNACK Online (Knowledge of Nutrition and Activity for Communities in Kansas) is designed to help families, community advocates and youth workers address child obesity through resources, including surveys, data and tip sheets. As a leader in your community, you're in a great position to encourage healthy eating and active lifestyles, and KNACK’s online strategies can help you do so.

Midwest Dairy Association Fuel Up to Play 60

Sponsored by the National Dairy Council, Midwest Dairy Council and the National Football League, in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture, Fuel Up to Play 60 encourages youth to choose nutrient-rich foods first and get out and play at least 60 minutes each day.

National Alliance for Nutrition & Activity (NANA)

NANA sponsors policies and programs to emphasize the importance of healthy eating, physical activity and obesity control for reducing our nation's health and healthcare costs. Their efforts are focused on the wellbeing of your students, and directly helped pass the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, a landmark law to improve and reauthorize child nutrition programs.

National Association of State School Boards (NASBE)

The NASBE State School Health Policy Database contains a comprehensive set of laws and policies from 50 states on more than 40 school health topics. It is also designed to help you access your state's school health policies and share strategies in one convenient location.


PE4life works with school leaders like you to make physical activity a priority in your school. The organization can help you develop effective and fun PE programs and action plans for creating a healthy school environment.

School Nutrition Association (SNA)

SNA aims to ensure all students across the country have access to high-quality, low-cost meals. Conferences, credentialing and advocacy tools provided by the organization help maintain consistent nutrition standards, and allow school leaders like you to easily access and understand those important guidelines.

SHAPE America

SHAPE America works to promote health and increase support for high quality physical education, sport and physical activity programs through informational conferences, valuable resources and grants and awards for school leaders. They also publish the national guidelines concerning your students’ physical activity and physical education.

USDA Team Nutrition

Team Nutrition is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service that supports nutrition programs through training and technical assistance for foodservice staff, as well as school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) Healthy Kids

The WKKF works alongside your communities to support continued access to good food and active living throughout a child’s early development. By connecting your school(s) to early child care centers and other organizations, WKKF encourages community leaders to work together to change the way your children are fed.

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