Action for Healthy Kids is the nation’s leading non-profit and largest volunteer network fighting childhood obesity and undernourishment by partnering 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. The Colorado Team's focus for the 2012-2013 school year is on parent engagement.
THE PARENT NETWORK is a community designed by Colorado Action for Healthy Kids to bring parents together around school wellness issues in their own districts and throughout the state. Through our parent wellness roundtable events, a parent education series, shared successes, and social media, the goal of The Parent Network is to educate, empower, and mobilize parents statewide with the necessary resources and support to take action in the areas of nutrition and physical activity in their own schools.
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Nominations now open: 2013 "Parents are the Power" Healthy School Hero Colorado Awards
Nominate a parent in your school community!
At the core of Colorado school communities are committed and passionate parents who want to make schools a healthier place—for children and families. The 2013 Colorado AFHK Parents are the Power Healthy School Hero Awards will recognize 3-6 parent volunteers for their exceptional dedication and service towards the vision, mission, and goals of Action for Healthy Kids through volunteer work in their school community. Award winners will receive a $500 health and wellness grant for their schools.
Deadline for nominations: May 28, 2013.
Download the requirements and nomination form.
Share HEALTHY Food & Activity at School
Birthdays, Celebrations, Family Events, Rewards, Before and After-School Activities, Fundraisers, Fitness Breaks
- Attend an upcoming event.
- Deliver a Share Healthy Food & Activity at School Presentation at your school or in your district.
- Introduce a proven wellness program such as Game On! The Ultimate Wellness Challenge or Students Taking Charge to your school or district.
- Make a donation to support the team’s work.