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Build a Heart- Healthy School

Take Your School on a Heart-Healthy Exploration

Support 50 Million Strong and empower your students and staff to keep heart-health a priority this year. Through effective health and physical education programs and an active school environment, it's as easy as 1 - 2 - 3!


Cardio-Focused Physical Activity Ideas

You’ll love this month’s heart-focused physical activity and "Ten at a Time" calendars and activity ideas! Our Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart grantees teamed up with the programs' wildly popular Monster friends to develop heart-themed activities. Each activity:

  • Matches up with the Scare Squad's heart-healthy signature messages; helping to reinforce good nutrition and physical activity habits;
  • Aligns with the national standards for health and physical education; and
  • Can be incorporated during physical education class or in a school-wide assembly.

Meet the Scare Squad!


FREE PRINTABLE: Heart Month Activity Calendars!




Active Recess for All!

Recess helps students achieve the nationally recommended 60 minutes of physical activity per day and has numerous benefits that can enhance students' health and learning. SHAPE America and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) newly released recess guidance documents will help your school assess their current recess program and improve it so all students are moving!

Revamp Recess




A School-based Cardiac Emergency Plan Saves Lives

From school staff and leaders, to parents and coaches, everyone plays a vital role as a first responder in the event a sudden cardiac emergency should happen on your school’s campus. SHAPE America, with a team of leading health organizations, has developed a school-based Cardiac Emergency Response Plan (CERP).

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Heart Heros from C.A. Henning Elementary, Troy, IL