Action for Healthy Kids is the nation’s leading nonprofit and largest volunteer network fighting childhood obesity and undernourishment by working with schools to improve nutrition and physical activity to help our kids learn to eat right, be active every day and be ready to learn. They provide expertise, volunteers, programs and resources nationwide through a unique collaboration of more than 11,000 members – professionals, parents, educators, community volunteers, business leaders and students – in partnership with professional associations, government agencies and corporations. The National PTA is a partner with Action for Healthy Kids. Utah PTA partners with the Utah Team of Action for Healthy Kids and the PTA Health Commissioner serves on that team. Go to http://www.actionforhealthykids.org to learn more.
The Action for Healthy Kids School Programs:
Action cost programs and resources so that children in all schools get to learn healthy eating habits and the need for daily physical activity AND they get to eat healthy foods and be active every day. See which one is right for your school.
Game On! The Ultimate Wellness Challenge
This is one powerful and unique program that makes it easy for schools to help youth and their families learn to eat healthy and be active every day. Game On! features fun activities, or "challenges," around "Making Better Food Choices" and "Moving More." Best of all, Game On! helps increase awareness and leads to behavior changes that positively impact health and achievement.
A collaboration with the National Football League, ReCharge! helps kids in grades 2-6 learn about nutrition and physical activity through fun, teamwork-based activities – before, during or after school.
Students Taking Charge
Students have a right to a healthy school! Students Taking Charge is a national program from Action for Healthy Kids for high school students to learn, join and take action to make their schools healthier places and to help themselves and their peers learn to eat right and be active every day.
Wellness Policy Tool
Never has creating, implementing and monitoring a wellness policy been easier. The handy online tool provides step-by-step guidance, best practice examples and resources to create a local wellness policy; put the policy into action; and measure its success against goals to improve student health and learning.
Fuel Up to Play 60
Up to $4,000 per year is available to any qualifying K-12 school enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60. The competitive, nationwide funding program can help your school jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements.
Whether you’re just starting out with Fuel Up to Play 60 or looking to expand and extend an initiative that’s already in motion, Funds for Fuel Up to Play 60 can help.
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