Our Mission

Connecting health champions to create a Dane County where every child from every neighborhood has the opportunity to be healthy.

What's New?

Check out some of our latest projects and initiatives.

5-2-1-0 Campaign

With the support of multiple Healthy Kids partners, we adapted and produced 5-2- 1-0 materials that aim to be culturally and locally relevant to the Dane County population. By promoting four key healthy habits, the campaign encourages families to aim for these behaviors in a fun and engaging way. Health systems and schools can utilize these resources with families and students to promote healthy behaviors.

Interested in planning a school 5-2-1-0 event or use these materials in your health clinic?

Healthy Schools Learning Collaborative

We aim to make Dane County schools the healthiest in the state. We know that healthy children make better learners. By partnering with school wellness teams, we’re working to make each building a healthy place for children to learn. Incorporating health and wellness into school policies and practices, improves the learning environment for students and staff alike.

Got Water?

Since 2014, Healthy Kids and the Madison Metropolitan School District have partnered with the Madison Water Utility to promote drinking water in Madison schools. Each year, six schools are selected to receive a water hydration station for students and staff to access fresh water in a convenient way.

The application for the 2018 program is due Friday, November 17th


Early Childhood Education
  • The Healthy Kids Collaborative partnered with Early Childcare Centers in Dane County on a pilot, wellness policy assessment.
  • We heard from these centers that they were interested in learning more about improving access to physical activity and healthy foods for their children and families.
  • We’re hosting Knowledge and Network Seminars for Early Childcare Center and 4K staff and providers. Join us for one of these sessions.
4K Pilot Assessment
  • We heard from our partners that 4K programs wanted to celebrate the great work they were doing to increase children’s physical activity and healthy food.
  • We piloted this assessment for programs to identify areas of success and opportunity.We’re hosting Knowledge and Network Seminars for Early Childcare Center and 4K staff and providers. Join us for one of these sessions.
K - 8 Learning Collaborative
  • In 2017 – 18, we hosted six Dane County schools in a Collaborative focused on improving health and wellness in their schools.
  • Each school :
    1. Completed the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s School Health
    2. Created an Action Plan to prioritize projects they aimed to improve in
    their school building
    3. Created a Wellness Committee to work on these goals
    4. Implemented one change