Childhood Obesity is the #1 Problem facing children today. It is mostly preventable.

Healthy LifeStars® is a non-profit organization that is launching a generation of healthy kids through its innovative LifeStar ChallengeTM program and its broad reaching Together CountsTM program. Healthy LifeStars’ unique mission is to motivate and educate kids, especially those in underserved areas, to commit to live active, healthy lives now and for the rest of their lives. The goal is embodied in the tagline “Inspiring Kids for Life”.

How We Started

A passionate group of volunteers founded the nonprofit in 2003 after their research identified the alarming growth trend in childhood obesity.

With a big vision of bending the obesity curve downward, they partnered with leading health care organizations to develop, evaluate and refine the evidence based LifeStar Challenge™ program to help kids and families prevent obesity.

We kept the cost per kid served low by delivering their program though schools and other youth serving partner organizations. The impact has grown from a few hundred kids the first year of the program to some 15,000 this year and over 75,000 kids served to date. 

In 2019, the award winning Together Counts™ resources were added to Healthy LifeStars. The standards-aligned materials and curriculum  have reached nearly 50 million students and over 400,000 social media followers since 2010.

Our Mission

To motivate and educate kids to live active, healthy lives now and in the future.

Our Goals

Grow LifeStar Communities across the country.

Our Vision

Launch a generation of LifeStars who know how to live active healthy lives and take responsibility for doing it every day.


Archie Griffin

Archie Mason Griffin is a former American football running back. Griffin played seven seasons in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals. He is college football's only two-time Heisman Trophy winner. Archie has been a long time Champion for Healthy LifeStars.

Kurt Warner

Kurtis Eugene Warner is an American former football quarterback. He played for three National Football League teams: the St. Louis Rams, the New York Giants, and the Arizona Cardinals. Kurt has been a long time Champion for Healthy LifeStars.

Marvin Lewis

Marvin Ronald Lewis is an American football coach who is the co-defensive coordinator for the Arizona State Sun Devils. Previously, Lewis was the head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League for 16 seasons. Marvin is a Champion for Healthy LifeStars.

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