Welcome to the Indiana Team
Action for Healthy Kids is the nation’s leading nonprofit 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 Indiana Action for Healthy Kids Team continues to provide resources to Hoosier schools to create viable wellness initiatives in their schools.
Apply Today! School Grants for Healthy Kids
The IN Action for Healthy Kids team is excited to announce the 2014-2015 School Grants for Healthy Kids online application portal is now available. Action for Healthy Kids will be awarding grants to IN schools for the 2014-2015 school year for alternative breakfast and physical activity initiatives.
For more information regarding the grant application and to submit your online application, please visit this website. Applications are due by: May 2, 2014
Apply Today! Indiana University Health Strong Schools Grants
Indiana University Health and Action for Healthy Kids have teamed up to release the IU Health Strong Schools grant opportunity for the 2014-2015 school year. Twenty-two elementary schools will be awarded funds that will range from $1000 - $3000. Award amounts will be based on project type, potential impact, and a school’s ability to implement physical activity programming and available funds.
Apply Today! Fuel Up to Play 60 Grants
Funding opportunities are available to K-12 schools enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60. The competitive, nationwide funding program is designed to support schools that implement Plays from the 2014-2015 edition of the Fuel Up to Play 60 Playbook.
A “How to Write a Winning Fuel Up to Play 60 Grant” webinar will be held Tuesday, April 22nd at 7:00 am EST. Register here for this webinar. For more grant details visit here. Applications are due by: June 4th, 2014
2014 School Wellness Policy Trainings
For schools participating in the National School Lunch Program, USDA requires that a School Wellness Policy must be implemented, evaluated, and monitored. This training will focus on updating schools on the new USDA Wellness Policy requirements. Click here to register. Please be sure to bring a copy of your school’s current wellness policy to this training.
Save the Date:
Every Kid Healthy Week – April 21st – 25th, 2014
Bike to School Day – May 7th, 2014
Indiana School Health Conference - June 24-25, 2014 at Indianapolis Marriott North, Indianapolis, Indiana. Registration now open!
2012-2013 Healthy Hoosier School Award
Entering into its eleventh year, the Team honored 67 Hoosier Schools for creating healthy schools and healthy students. Click here to view a complete list of 2012-2013 Healthy Hoosier School Award winners. Stay tuned for 2013-2014 Healthy Hoosier School Award application dates – coming soon!
The Healthy Hoosier School Award was developed by the Indiana Action for Healthy Kids Team. This award honors Indiana schools that have policies and educational programs in place to promote proper nutrition and increased physical activity among their students. The winners are selected for their exemplary level of commitment to create an environment that encourages children to have healthy habits. Schools have the opportunity to receive a gold, silver or bronze level award.
There are many opportunities to get involved with Action for Healthy Kids in Indiana--from becoming a team member, to attending Action for Healthy Kids’ events, to making a financial contribution--you can help create a safer environment for our kids!