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.
Local Restaurant to Support Action for Healthy Kids
Join bd’s Mongolian Grill for a 2-day benefit night profiting Action for Healthy Kids. On December 3rd & 4th (11am – 10pm), 10% of sales will go towards Action for Healthy Kids. If you find yourself needing a place to eat either night, make it a night to give back. Visit bd’s Mongolian Grill at 3838 East 82nd Street, Indianapolis, 46240. For questions, please call 317-585-0700.
Do you find yourself wanting an opportunity to give back but don’t know where to start? Some schools need help with taste tests or PE/recess volunteers. Visit this link to find the closest volunteer opportunity near you and start volunteering today! If no volunteer opportunity exists today, feel free to sign up as a volunteer to find out when an opportunity near you becomes available.
Our goals are to:
- Train schools on using Fuel Up to Play 60 to increase awareness of wellness programs in schools.
- Raise funds to support trainings, equipment, and wellness programs for schools across the state.
- Recruit community members to become change agents for health in their school communities.
- Recognize all Healthy Hoosier School Award winners.
2012-2013 Healthy Hoosier School Award
Entering into its tenth 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.
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!
If you feel compelled to lend your voice to one of most important issues of our time, and would like to take that first step towards creating a healthier environment for our kids, join the Action for Healthy Kids community by taking the Every Kid Healthy Pledge on the left-hand side of the page.
Team Nutrition is an initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service which supports the Child Nutrition Programs through training and technical assistance for foodservice, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity. Team Nutrition's Goal is to improve children's lifelong eating and physical activity habits by using the principles of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.
To learn more, click here http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/about.html
To learn more about Team Nutrition through the Department of Education, click the link below