4th Annual HEAL Day

Our annual spring HEAL Day celebration serves as a platform to unite Alabama for healthy living, literacy, and academic performance. Ths year, we hosted over 17,000 registered partcipants, representing 15 states!

If you missed the live broadcast on May 3, 2022, you can participate by viewing the pre-recorded HEAL Day Celebration video! There is also still time to register for a free copy of 123s the HEAL Way.


Fruit Poppyseed Salad

Fruit Poppyseed Salad

Dressing: try balsamic, raspberry, or other vinaigrette. Don’t have these cheeses? Try low-fat mozzarella or cheddar.

Frozen Yogurt Blueberries

Frozen Yogurt Blueberries

Cool off with this nutritious snack. One cup of blueberries has 24% of your daily value of vitamin C.


Nominate a HEAL Hero

Has someone in your life helped you get healthier? Your HEAL Hero is a friend, family member, coach, or anyone who has positively influenced your Healthy Eating Active Living lifestyle. Any changes they helped you make – big or small – are important and we want to hear about them!


Learning Resources

Learning Resources

HEAL is proud to help educators, students, and families teach and practice healthy behaviors that are fun and effective.

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Ideas for Exercising with Kids

Finding time to exercise can be difficult, especially so if you juggle a work schedule and have young children at home. Encouraging your children to exercise with you is a winning solution! – We know that healthy habits established in childhood are more likely to...

Tips to Help Kids Exercise

Children naturally love to play and move their bodies, but like all of us they often need some encouragement and motivation. Good PE teachers and athletic coaches know that the key to getting and keeping kids (and adults) healthy is to make exercise less about “work”...

Fun Tips to Get Moving with Your Dog

According to a nationwide survey of pet owners, about 85 million American families own dogs. Sadly, many vets report that the majority of dogs are overweight, putting them at all kinds of health risks, including arthritis, heart and breathing conditions, and ACL...

Take a Walk!

Did you know that taking a simple walk outdoors is a form of preventive medicine? Exercising in nature supports mental, emotional, and physical health benefits. Throughout Alabama, there are hundreds of miles of beautiful trails ranging from wide, urban and suburban,...

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