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With a $1000 grant, nutrition education and an introduction to Game On! The Ultimate Wellness Challenge – all courtesy of Action for Healthy Kids – teachers at Springhill Lake Elementary School in Greenbelt, Md. were able to make nutrition and physical activity changes that helped create a healthier school.Read more »
How to raise awareness and combat childhood obesity
By mobilizing to create programs
in schools that engage kids in
Schools with opportunities for all students to lead healthier lives
Thanks to funding from Action for Healthy Kids’ School Grants for Healthy Kids program, students at Wilkerson Elementary School in El Monte, Calif. benefit from Breakfast in the Classroom every school day. >>>
Jean H. Ragalie, R.D., President of National Dairy Council and Secretary and Treasurer of Action for Healthy Kids' Board of Directors, shares the findings of a new report that reinforce the “Learning Connection”: the link between quality nutrition, including a nutritious breakfast, coupled with physical activity and improved academic performance.
Trying to help school leaders capitalize on the connections between health and learning? Searching for words to communicate how school board and administrator support for a coordinated approach to health contributes to meeting academic achievement goals?
28th Street Elementary School in Gulfport, Miss.wasn’t the best example of school health. Students regularly brought nutrient-poor foods to school for snacks and meals and parents contributed cakes, cupcakes, cookies and candy to birthday celebrations and other school events. Teachers used candy as student rewards. Physical education had been cut back to once a week for some grades and students were allowed to sit down during recess instead of playing. School leaders recognized that they needed to take action.