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.
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Have you heard about Action for Healthy Kids' latest report, The Learning Connection: What You Need to Know to Ensure Your Kids are Healthy and Ready to Learn, which outlines why healthy kids learn better? This tool can help schools, parents and community members across Illinois learn how to engage local schools to ensure that school wellness programs are being implemented so that kids are equipped for success.
Enhancing Healthy School Environments in Michigan Through AFHK Grants!
Congratulations to the following schools who received a 2014-15 Action for Healthy Kids School Grants for Healthy Kids:
Atherton High School (Atherton Community Schools)
Bentley Middle School and Bentley High School (Bentley Community Schools)
Benton Harbor High School (Benton Harbor Area Schools)
Cass City Elementary (Cass City Public Schools)
Jefferson Elementary (Coldwater Community Schools)
Corunna High School, Elsa Meyer Elementary, Louise Peacock Elementary, Nellie Reed Elementary (Corunna Public Schools)
Henry Ford Academy (Henry Ford Academy)
Bernard Davis Middle School (Hillsdale Community Schools)
Davisburg Elementary, Holly Elementary, Holly Middle School, Patterson Elementary, Rose Pioneer Elementary, (Holly Area Schools)
Jackson High School (Jackson Public Schools)
Madison High School, Wilkinson Middle School (Madison School District)
North Huron Elementary (North Huron Schols)
Springport Elementary, Springport Middle School, Springport Senior High School (Springport Public Schols)
Beaumont Elementary, Cooley Elementary, Durant High School, Douglas Houghton Elementary, Henry R Schoolcraft Elementary, Knudsen Elementary, Laura Smith Haviland Elementary, Riverside Elementary, Village Elementary (Waterford School District)
Great Lakes Elementary, Sheldon Woods Elementary, Woodside Elementary (West Ottawa Public Schools)
William C Abney Elementary Academy, William C Abney Middle Academy (William C Abney Academy)
Our goals are to:
1. Support nutrition education through Action for Healthy Kids school grants.
2. Support nutrition education by encouraging alternative breakfast methods that increase student participation.
3. Support physical activity through Action for Healthy Kids community 5K run-walk events.
4. Facilitate collaboration with partner organizations to strengthen Michgan's priorities around childhood wellness.
There are many opportunities to get involved with Action for Healthy Kids in Michigan--from becoming a team member, to attending Action for Healthy Kids’ events, to making a financial contribution--you can help create a healthier environment for our kids! Please contact Deb Grischke for more information or click on one of the volunteer opportunities below:
JULY-OCTOBER 2014: Partner with Michigan Action for Healthy Kids (MAFHK) and host a Team Healthy Kids 5K Run-Walk event in your community! We will help plan your event, organize volunteers, and create a movement that supports childhood wellness!
State Steering CommitteeAnn Arbor VA Medical Center: Bethany Grzesiak (Central Region Team Leader)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan: Shannon Carney-Oleksyk
Kent County Health Department: Dawn Davies (Western Region Team Leader)
Michigan Department of Education: Nick Drzal and Diane Golzynski
Michigan Department of Community Health: Karen Krabill-Yoder
Parent Action for Healthy Kids: Barb Flis
Priority Health: Amanda Behring
Michigan State University Extension: Sarah Eichberger (Northern Region Team Leader)
United Dairy Industry of Michigan: Anne Guyer
Food Service Consultant-Macomb ISD: Carolyn Thomas (Eastern Region Team Co-Leader)
Waterford School District: Doreen Simonds (Eastern Region Team Co-Leader)
West Iron County Schools: Denise Maloney (Upper Peninsula Region Team Leader) (Healthy School Hero 2012-13)