Healthy Kids




Healthy children are more likely to become healthy adults

Health Action Council and the Ohio High School Athletic Association joined forces to engage students and their families, school leaders, teachers, coaches and communities in promoting improved health and wellness. Our goal is to encourage and promote childhood preventable disease vaccinations, increase annual well-child visits, keep kids active and enhance health literacy.

  1. CHILDHOOD PREVENTABLE DISEASE VACCINATIONS. Immunization rates are at an all-time low. Preventable disease vaccinations help provide children immunity to potentially life-threatening diseases. Download our Healthy Kids Vaccine Toolkit.

  2. WELL-CHILD VISITS. Kids need regular doctor visits to ensure they are developing properly, but many well-child visits have been canceled. 

  3. KEEPING KIDS ACTIVE. Develop healthy habits and living an active lifestyle, such as playing outside and participating in sports. 

  4. HEALTH LITERACY. Helping schools and families better understand the importance of healthy choices and smart healthcare utilization. 

In each of these areas, early action makes a DIFFERENCE in a child’s health!

Download the 2021-2022 Healthy Kids Campaign Toolkit

Want to know more about sponsorship opportunities or donations? Contact Kelly Ernst Warner via email or call 636-459-6438.

Spring 2023 Healthy Kids Step It Up Challenge

The Healthy Kids Fall Step It Up Challenge is a no-cost step program that promotes overall health and well-being for Ohio based schools and the community. The process is simple. Create and register a team made up of school administrators, educators, and parents of the student body. You need a minimum of three participants.  

Create a team for your Ohio school district and start stepping to model healthy habits, show leadership, and win money!


: March 20, 2023 - April 9, 2023

  • Be the team in your OHSAA district region with the highest average total steps
  • Keep moving to reach the TOP of the leaderboard
  • Maintain your daily streak
  • Complete the weekly challenges

Prizes: The Ohio school district team that racks up the most steps will win $1,500, while the teams with the most steps in each of the six OHSAA District Athletic Board Regions could win $1,000 for their school!

  • Note: The six OHSAA District Board Regions are: Central, East, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, and Southwest.

>>READY TO GET STARTED? CLICK HERE to register! Deadline is Friday, March 17.



Questions about the Healthy Kids Step It Up Challenge? Contact Noelle Reinhart via email.


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