sponsors + partners

Click HERE to learn more about our sponsors & partners.

Click HERE to find out what drives us to do the work we do.

Mission + Vision


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 with a tax deductible donation today.


Healthy and Happy Regards,




Cindy Elsbernd




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




 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.