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New Campaign Launches to Prioritize Health and Well-Being of U.S. Children in Next Decade; Take Action for Healthy Kids Offers Parents Support and Inspiration to Take 1 Million Actions for Kids by 2025

Jan 16, 2020 - PR Newswire

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- As we look ahead to a new decade, Americans overwhelmingly agree that children face more challenges than ever to their physical and emotional health and well-being, according to a survey* byAction for Healthy Kids(AFHK). Through its newTake Action for Healthy Kids campaign, AFHK is calling on parents, caregivers and others to take 1 million actions by 2025 to help prioritize and advance children's health and well-being in the U.S.

"Would a stadium full of people chant 'We're number 37?' Of course not-but that is where the U.S. ranks globally in children's well-being, according to UNICEF," said Rob Bisceglie, CEO, Action for Healthy Kids. "The evidence is clear that a child's physical, social and emotional health are inextricably tied and proven to affect their school performance, cognitive ability and overall well-being. We must expand opportunities for parents, educators and other stakeholders to work together to create communities that support children in leading healthy, happy and productive lives, both in and out of sch...