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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 »
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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?
What does it take for a school to make a cultural shift to health and wellness? For Little Fort Elementary School in Waukegan, Ill., it was one school leader's realization that 255 of their 606 students were overweight or obese.That equates to 42% of their student population, which is substantially higher than the national average.With a statistic like that, Little Fort’s school nurse, Mary Colver, knew it was time to make a change.