Every Kid Healthy Week: April 25-29, 2016
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Each year Action for Healthy Kids’ (@Act4HlthyKids) leads the observance of Every Kid Healthy Week and joins with schools, students, teachers, parents, volunteers and corporate sponsors across the country to celebrate school health and wellness achievements. Taking place during the last week in April each year, this week highlights what schools are doing to promote healthy lifestyles and improve health for kids everywhere. There is a natural link between nutrition, physical activity, and education. Kids who have healthy diets and are physically active are learning more. Celebrating Every Kid Healthy Week supports nutrition and physical education programs in all schools who are committed to promoting a healthy culture for their students. Last year 1,500 schools, 760,000 students, and 37,000 parents, teachers, and volunteers joined in Every Kid Healthy Week celebrations! Every Kid Healthy Week is made possible by core supporters Kellogg’s (@KelloggsUS), Walmart (@Walmart), CSX (@CSX), Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, and The Colorado Health Foundation.
About Action for Healthy Kids
In 2002 Action for Healthy Kids was created in response to 16th U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher’s public call to action to fight the national epidemic of childhood obesity and poor health. Today, Action for Healthy Kids is a leader in this national movement to improve child health, working at the federal and state levels and in school districts and school buildings nationwide. Action for Healthy Kids’ 2013-2016 strategic goal is to direct all efforts towards ensuring that all U.S. schools provide healthy foods, quality health and physical education, and comprehensive physical activity for all students by 2030. By taking greater action today, we can prevent our children from becoming obese adults counted among the millions with preventable chronic diseases.
Want to get involved in this year’s Every Kid Healthy Week? Find out how your donation can help kids develop lifelong healthy habits. Volunteer at a school or event nearby and help malnourished communities and kids who have no physical activity in their lives. Join a fundraising event or create your own and raise the necessary funds needed for in school health programs.
Are you a teacher looking to create a better health culture at your school? Find out about the school grants for the 2016-2017 school year. Action for Healthy Kids is granting over 1.6 million dollars to schools in this granting cycle.
A wide variety of virtual learning opportunities are offered by Action for Healthy Kids. From school breakfast programs and recess before lunch to wellness policy implementation and more, most sessions are of no cost and are open to any interested individual or group. Register for an upcoming webinar or check out one of their archived webinars to find out more.