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Washington Action for Healthy Kids is a statewide partnership dedicated to improving the health and educational performance of children by supporting schools to educate the whole child, mind and body. We partner with students, families, schools, non-profits, businesses, state and federal agencies to improve access to nutrition, physical activity, and comprehensive health and physical education.  We aim to to ensure that all kids eat right, are active every day, ready to learn, and empowered to make healthy choices.  This is accomplished through the exchange of information; the creation and sharing of resources; and by enhancing represented organization's capacity to partner with students, families, and schools to improve school wellness.


Learning Connection Workshop Series

2014-15 School Year*:

Supported by:

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Molina Healthcare                 Within Reach

Building your School Health Team A-Z

Join us for this hands-on workshop to help healthy school advocates get health and wellness efforts started in their schools. This workshop will cover:

  • Why we should care about School Wellness
  • School Wellness Policy 101
  • Concrete ideas for supporting healthy school food and school physical activity in your school
  • How to assess your schools wellness needs
  • How to develop an effective Action Plan
  • Resources to help you be successful

Audience: administrators, school staff, classroom teachers, PE teachers, food service staff, families, PTSA, community based organizations and any other individuals working with schools interested in creating healthier schools

Details:. The main trainer will be Carolyn Kramer, MPH, AFHK State Coordinator, founder of the Learning Connection Summit, and 15 year veteran of “Healthy School” work in Washington State. Please wear comfortable clothing as we will be moving around during this workshop.

Cost: $25 per participant. Clock hours will be available for this 4 hour training. Lunch will be provided.


  • OMAK- Friday, October 31 from 12-4 (lunch provided). Board Room. Omak School District Administration Building, 619 W Bartlett Ave, Omak, WA 98841.      FLYER        REGISTRATION LINK
  • Vancouver, WA- TBD
  • Puget Sound Area- TBD

*We are still accepting sponsors for the 2014-15 school year Learning Connection Series. Please contact the state coordinater, Carolyn Kramer at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for more information.


Washington School Breakfast Summit (past event)

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 9:00-2:00, Seattle, WA

Smart Snacks in School Nutrition Standards Workshops

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In response to a requirement of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, USDA recently published interim nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold in schools, beyond the federally-supported meal program; the Smart Snacks in School standards.  The new standards are designed to balance science-based guidelines with practical and flexible solutions to promote healthier eating on campus. Washington Action for Healthy Kids, Washington State Department of Health’s Community Transformation Grant, and OSPI Child Nutrition Services are partnering to provide training(below) and Mini-Grants on these new standards.

Breakfast After the Bell: A Nuts and Bolts Workshop (past workshop)

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Final Agenda

Breakfast After the Bell Resource Sheet


WA AFHK Partners

Our partnership currently includes representatives from the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public InstructionDepartment of Health Department of Agriculture , the Childhood Obesity Prevention CoalitionUniversity of Washington Center for Public Health and NutritionWashington Dairy CouncilWashington State University Extension,Community Schools CollaborationWashington Association of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and the Northwest Community Action Center.  Regional leaders currently represent Okanogon, Yakima, and King County. We are actively recruiting volunteers to support additional regions.

If you are interested in learning more about our partnership, and/or serving as a regional volunteer leader to support schools in your community, please contact our state coordinator, Carolyn Kramer at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Our goals are to: 

  • Support healthy living and empower students, families, and school leaders to create positive changes in their school to impact health and educational success.
  • Support implementation of Coordinated School health
  • Increase access to comprehensive health and fitness education in all schools.
  • Promote school wellness programs such as: Team Nutrition,  Fuel Up to Play 60Students Taking ChargeFarm to School,  and Alliance to a Healthier Generation.
  • Recruit active volunteers across the state to help create healthy schools for our children.



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