Tools for Schools in Southwest Illinois

Updated:Sep 24,2015
Kids are making a difference participating in Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart!

Your Southwest Illinois Youth Market Director

Renee Ades

American Heart Association
2141 W White Oaks Drive Suite A
Springfield, IL  62704
Phone: (618) 560-8171
Fax: (312) 476-7305

Wellness Tools For Your School

 Kids in the HHCM kitchen learning about healthy foodClassroom Lesson Plans   kids button imageFor The Gym
Jump Rope Skills
Basketball Skills
Football Skills
Activities and Games
 Diabetes and Heart Healthy Meals For TwoDiabetes Tools
Learn more about diabetes and how it can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke. In addition you will find a Diabetes E-newsletter, Health Assessment, and other tools and resources.
  Girls Jumping Rope - FIT Kids Act event on Capitol HillAdvocacy
Join the You're The Cure network and tell your local/state/federal legislators how you feel about physical education in school, Safe Routes to School, school nutrition programs, Automatic Exernal Defibrillators (AEDs), and other important issues.
Heartsaver CPR in Schools
CPR Training in Schools
Classroom friendly CPR in Schools Kits will help create the next generation of lifesavers.

Be The Beat
Teens have a fun way to learn the symptoms of cardiac arrest and simple steps to save a life. 
  Start - 2 women walking inside through cubesFit-Friendly Worksites
...are recognized by the American Heart Association as employers who go above and beyond when it comes to their employees' health.

Worksite wellness in schools puts into practice for teachers what we are teaching the children.
Teaching Gardens promo thumbnailTeaching Gardens
We’re working with schools to teach kids about healthy living through fun, hands-on Teaching Gardens.
  My Heart My Life AHAMy Heart. My Life. is a comprehensive new health, wellness and fitness initiative to empower Americans to get healthier. more about nutrition and increasing physical activity
Jump Rope for Heart Kids Heart ShapeGo Red For Women
Many women do not know they can reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke. Can your students help raise awareness?

Wear Red Day School Tools
  Lifes Simple 7 for Kids thmb

Life's Simple 7 for Kids is a downloadable booklet about 7 simple ways to keep your heart healthy.


Coordinators' Corner

Jump Rope For Heart Logo

Everything you need to sign up, plan and hold a Jump Rope For Heart event.
Hoops For Heart LogoEverything you need to sign up, plan and hold a Hoops For Heart event.

Keep a Healthy Heart

Healthier Kids Graphic Banner

Find out what you can do to help your students live a stronger, healthier life.

The Minnesotans’ for Healthy Kids Coalition is leading the way for policy changes to create safe walking routes to school, healthy school lunches, physical education standards and more.

Join the movement at
MWA Kids With Heart Logo
Kids with Heart are local heart-survivors, serving as ambassadors for the American Heart Association.

Through sharing their story and encouraging others to support Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart, they are helping the American Heart Association build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. 
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