HealthClass2.0, a civic engagement project housed at The New School, is an experiential learning program empowering New York City youth to engage in new conversations about health, food and exercise. HC2.0 supports students in learning about health through a powerful, multifaceted framework: combining exercise with vocal affirmations, engaging in healthy and mindful eating, and considering the power of individual decision-making in social context. Our holistic approach to health education frames fitness and food education as core to developing critical thinking skills and a strong sense of self among 6-12 graders and our college leaders. HC2.0 encourages students not only to create healthy habits for themselves but also to consider structural factors, which contribute to health and food insecurity issues in many under-resourced communities. HC2.0 doesn’t just combine exercise and healthy eating; we unite the two under a weekly self-empowerment theme that infuses every jumping jack and each delicious bite with energy and intention.