As our organization grows we will continue to work toward our mission with the gracious support of friends like you. We look forward to a partnership in making this difference whether it be by way of your gift of time or a charitable donation.

 

Please consider supporting our organization by volunteering and/or with a tax deductible donation today.

 

Healthy and Happy Regards,

 

 

 

Cindy Elsbernd

 


 

sponsors + partners

A NOTE FROM THE FOUNDER/CEO

Mission + Vision

Learn more about Iowa Kidstrong's sponsors & partners.

Find out what drives us to do the work that we do.

Greetings!

 

 I founded Iowa Kidstrong, Inc. in 2005 in response to what has been declared one of today’s most pressing threats to our children and families - childhood obesity.

 

Turning the current trends of inactivity and poor nutrition downside up is crucial in impacting the current and future health of our children.

 

Our programs provide a foundation for the promotion of physical activity and healthy lifestyle skills. They also provide the additional benefit of enhanced self-esteem that comes from reaching goals and realizing one’s ability to do so.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Dr. Aaron Quinn - Chair
Co-Founder and creator of Album Health
and Medical Consultant for the Social Security Administration


Kelly Edmister - Treasurer
Director of Finance & Administration for Iowa Public Radio

Tim Schott
Executive Director, Des Moines Public Schools


Emily Bollinger
English Teacher, Osseo Area Learning Center​ in Brooklyn Park, MN

Heather Carman
Project SEARCH Coordinator for Des Moines Public Schools