The Friday Five Every Kid Healthy Week
April 20 – 24, 2020 is Every Kid healthy Week. In addition to the resources and activities surrounding this particular celebration, organizations around the world are creating resources and content focused on health and wellness for children. As of April 1, about 87 percent of the world’s students (1.5 billion learners) have been affected by school closings. This has presented parents and caregivers the task of making sure their children are still getting exercise and remaining healthy despite social distancing and the closures of most public places.
Every Kid Healthy Week
Next week is Every Kid Healthy Week presented by Action for Healthy Kids, (@Act4HlthyKids) a national nonprofit that brings together dedicated volunteers and partners to make schools healthier places where kids thrive. Their mission is to to create healthier home and school environments where every child has access to safe places to play, nutritious food to eat, and healthy experiences to help them thrive.
Start planning your #EveryKidHealthyWeek (4/20-4/24)! Get activity ideas for each day’s theme (such as Tasty Tuesday or Thoughtful Thursday), peep our live video schedule, and learn more about how you can help kids during this time: https://t.co/eotSIu8AxR.
— ActionforHealthyKids (@Act4HlthyKids) April 10, 2020
Find Meals for Kids When Schools are Closed
The United States Department of Agriculture’s (@USDA) Food and Nutrition Services provide an interactive map to help families find food while schools are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. This Meals for Kids site finder ensures that any child who usually relies on their school for a free or reduced-priced meal can still have access to food during the school closures. Due to social distancing regulations, all meals can be picked up and brought home.
Staying Active While Social Distancing: Questions and Answers
The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (@HealthGov) answers questions about how best to stay active while kids are home from school and social distancing. It is recommended that kids and teens be physically active for sixty (60) minutes every day.
— Health.gov (@HealthGov) April 7, 2020
Kids Amid Lockdown: What Parents are Saying
Piplsay (@piplsayofficial) powered by Market Cube (@market_cube,) surveyed parents across the country to find out what are kids doing during school closures? They received 14,883 online responses. One top insight is that 60% of parents say that their child’s media consumption has increased drastically. For the rest of the findings see what parents are saying.
2020’s Best and Worst State’s for Children’s Health Care
The personal-finance website WalletHub (@wallethub) just released its report on 2020’s Best & Worst States for Children’s Health Care. For the full report and to see where your state or the District ranks, please visit: 2020’s Best & Worst States for Children’s Health Care.