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 by volunteering and/or with a tax deductible donation today.


Healthy and Happy Regards,




Cindy Elsbernd



Learn more about Iowa Kidstrong's sponsors & partners.



 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.

sponsors + partners

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


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

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

Tim Schott
Executive Director of Secondary Schools. Des Moines Public Schools

Emily Bollinger
Language & Literature Teacher, Park Center Senior IB World School in Brooklyn Park, MN

Heather Carman
Project SEARCH Coordinator for Des Moines Public Schools