What is Homeschoolers Act 4 Heart Health?
Join thousands of homeschool students across the country as we learn why it’s important to live healthy.Through this 5-week interactive program you’ll learn:
• What it takes to say “no” to tobacco
• Why it’s important to add more fruits and veggies into your diet
• Fun ways to cut back on sugary drinks, and how to watch out for sneaky salt
• Why play should be an important part of every day
• And much more!
In addition, you’ll learn about the American Heart Association, and have the chance to become a volunteer by FUNraising for our mission.
Then join us on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 as we celebrate “Get Up and Go!” Day. This will be your chance to play, share your photos with us and put into practice all that you learned. Sign up today!
About Our Chair
Lauren Lindberg is the 12 year old chair for the Homeschoolers Act 4 Heart Health and a proud American Heart Association fundraiser. She first became involved with the American Heart Association in second grade when her school held a Jump Rope for Heart event. Lauren’s grandfather passed away when her mom was just 10 years old, so raising money for heart health awareness is a subject close to her heart. She often says “Although we can’t save mine, maybe we can save another little girl’s grandpa”. Ever since participating in Jump Rope for Heart, she has become more and more involved with the organization. Lauren began homeschooling in 2014 and missed being involved in Jump Rope for Heart; this is when the idea for Homeschoolers Act 4 Heart Health was created. She hopes you will join her in the initiative to spread heart healthy messages to families around the Nation
Why is partnering with the American Heart Association so important?
- • Heart disease is the nation’s No. 1 killer.
- • Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States.
- • Our children are developing significant health issues that can shorten their life expectancy.
- • Almost a third of U.S. children and adolescents ages 2-19 are overweight or obese.
- • Children who are obese are more than twice as likely to die before age 55.
- • Sixty-one percent of children ages 9-13 aren’t physically active outside of school.
- • On average, American children and adolescents spend nearly four hours watching television every day.
What does the American Heart Association do for kids’ health?
- • Last year, we funded nearly $17.7 million in new research awards broadly related to children’s heart disease. This was part of the $149 million we funded in all aspects of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Much of the funds go to basic biomedical research, and the outcomes of these studies can ultimately be applied to many types of congenital and acquired heart and blood vessel diseases.
- • We advocate for federal and state governments to improve physical education and nutrition wellness in schools.
- • We provide lifesaving CPR courses for middle school and high school students so they can properly react during emergency situations.
- • We’ve created the American Heart Association Teaching Gardens, planted in elementary schools across the country. These gardens become real-life learning laboratories where students can plant seeds, nurture growing plants, harvest produce and ultimately understand the value of good eating habits.
- • Inactive children are likely to become inactive adults. That’s why the National Football League and the American Heart Association have teamed up to create the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge, a program that inspires kids to get the daily recommended 60 minutes of physical activity in school and at home.