Webinars

Action for Healthy Kids offers a wide variety of virtual learning opportunities.  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 using the information below! 

Archived Webinars

All webinars are recorded and will be posted within 5 business days of the live session. Please login to gain access to our series of archived webinars listed below.

  • Parent Leadership Series
  • Fuel Up to Play 60
  • School Nutrition Programs, Policies, and Practices Series
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Upcoming Webinars

School Grants for Healthy Kids: Back-to-School Introduction Webinar

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This webinar is appropriate School Grant for Healthy Kids recipents only.

Congratulations on being funded for your School Grants for Healthy Kids project for the 2014-2015 school year! Join us to learn more about Action for Healthy Kids, the grant requirements and how to kick off the year with a great healthy start. All members of the school's grant 5 person school health team are invited to participate. This webinar will be archived for those unable to attend the live session.

Wednesday September 10, 2014

3:00 - 4:00 PM ET/ 2:00 -3:00 PM CT/ 1:00 -2:00 PM MT/ 12:00 - 1:00 PM PT

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We Choose Health: Sustainable School Health Policies and Practices (IL AFHK)

 

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Illinois Action for Healthy Kids invites We Choose Health grantees and affiliated school districts to attend this webinar.  Join We Choose Health in collaboration with University of Illinois Chicago and Action for Healthy Kids to learn about how to sustain school health and wellness policies and practices post-We Choose Health funding.

Monday September 15, 2014  2:00 - 3:00 PM CT

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Making the Case for School Wellness | AFHK Parent Leadership Series

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Before telling your school community how to change, you have to give them the "why." Learn how to build awareness, support and momentum for creating healthier school environments by talking about the obesity crisis and the learning connection, reviewing current school customs and sharing best practices and success stories. This webinar will also teach you how to answer common questions and concerns about your school wellness initiatives.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 1:00-2:00 ET/12:00-1:00 CT/11:00-12:00 MT/10:00-11:00 PT

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Advocating for Healthy Vending and Procurement - Voices for Healthy Kids Support!

btn_register_nowLearn how Voices for Healthy Kids supports policy development for healthy vending and procurement in different situations.

Thursday, September 25, 2014
1:00-2:30pm CST

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Partners for School Health Webinar

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Texas Education Agency, Texas Dept. of State Health Services, Texas Dept. of Agriculture and Texas Action for Healthy Kids are once again joining together to bring you the most current information to help you promote a healthy school environment. Join us!

  • Updates on Food Fundraisers - Christine Little Manley, Texas Dept of Agriculture.
    Confused about the new USDA policies and Texas policies? Bring your questions!
  • Recess – Anita Wheeler, Texas Dept of State Health Services
    How Important is it? Does your District have a Recess Policy? Has your SHAC reviewed and made recommendations on recess?
  • Fitnessgram – Barney Fudge, Texas Education Agency - Updates on changes and improvements to the Fitnessgram process. 
  • SHACS – Michelle Smith, Texas Action for Healthy Kids - Learn about SHAC mandates, SHAC laws and how to engage parents. 

Wednesday, October 15
9:00 - 11:30 am CT

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Let’s Move in Schools: Comprehensive Physical Activity Programs

 btn_register_nowJoin Action for Healthy Kids and Let’s Move Active Schools! to learn more about how to increase movement for your school! Schools can provide time for organized and free-time physical activity for youth through a multi-component approach, a Comprehensive School Physical Activity program, that includes physical education, physical activity during school (e.g. recess, physical activity breaks), before- and after-school programming, staff involvement and family and community engagement. Learn more about youth physical activity, comprehensive physical activity programs and how to implement one in your school!

Tuesday October 28, 2014
3:00 pm - 4:00 ET; 2:00 - 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 - 2:00 MT; Noon - 1:00 pm PT (60 minutes)

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Building a Wellness Team, Assessing your School’s Environment & Developing an Action Plan | AFHK Parent Leadership Series

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Do you need a wellness team to be effective? Wellness teams come in many shapes and sizes. Learn how to build a team that will best meet your goals. Before you know where you want to go, you have to understand where you are. Learn about different types of school health assessment tools and how they can help move your efforts forward. What should you consider when creating an action plan for your project? This webinar covers goal-setting, timelines, your budget, tracking progress and planning for sustainability. This webinar will be archived for those unable to attend the live session. You will receive information about future sessions from Action for Healthy Kids.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
3:00PM-4:15PM ET; 2:00PM-3:15PM CT; 1:00PM-2:15PM MT; 12:00PM-1:15PM PT

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How to Create a Healthier School Food Culture | AFHK Parent Leadership Series

btn_register_nowThe school food culture goes way beyond the cafeteria.  Children need to learn how to make healthy choices from the minute they walk in the school’s front door to the minute they leave at the end of the school day – and beyond. 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
1:00 pm ET; 12:00 pm CT; 11:00 am MT; 10:00 am PT

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How to Add More Activity into the School Day | AFHK Parent Leadership Series

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Experts recommend that kids get at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day.  There are many opportunities for physical activity during the school day.  How can parents help promote and support more movement in the classroom, on the playground and beyond? Join Action for Healthy Kids and special presenter, Let's Move Active Schools, for ideas!

Wednesday January 14, 2014
3:00 pm - 4:15 ET; 2:00 - 3:15 pm CT; 1:00 - 2:15 MT; Noon - 1:15 pm PT (75 minutes)

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