Action for Healthy Kids and Schools Nationwide Celebrate 7th Annual Every Kid Healthy Week
CHICAGO (April 22, 2019) – Schools across the country are celebrating Every Kid Healthy Week (April 22-26, 2019), to mark their accomplishments in creating healthier learning environments for students. Since Every Kid Healthy Week was launched by Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) in 2013, more than 6,500 schools and 3 million students, school staff, parents and community volunteers have celebrated Every Kid Healthy Week, which takes places during the last week of April and is recognized on the calendar of National Health Observances. Through a variety of health, fitness and nutrition-themed events, schools will demonstrate their commitment to improving physical activity, nutrition and well-being for all students.
“The need to support health and wellness programs in schools remains a critical health and education issue,” said Rob Bisceglie, CEO of Action for Healthy Kids. “Working with thousands of schools and school districts and dozens of other organizations nationwide, we are collectively trying to help put kids on a healthy path so they can succeed academically and develop habits that will keep them healthy for a lifetime.”
Schools host events that range from taste testing healthy foods and planting school gardens to renovating school playgrounds and hosting family fitness nights. Interested schools can visit EveryKidHealthyWeek.org to find resources and register their health-promoting events with AFHK so their school can be part of the movement to create healthier schools. Everyone is encouraged to join the celebration online by sharing photos of their events in social media using #EveryKidHealthy.
National sponsors of Every Kid Healthy Week 2019 include ALDI, CSX Transportation and GoGo squeeZ®, longstanding partners of AFHK and sponsors of the organization’s school grants that improve physical activity and nutrition in schools and engage parents and families in health promotion at school and at home.
About Action for Healthy Kids®
Action for Healthy Kids® is a nationwide grassroots network mobilizing school professionals, families and communities to take actions that improve school foods, nutrition education and physical education for all students. With funding opportunities, expert technical assistance, and our flagship program, Game On, Action for Healthy Kids provides full support to schools and families to develop healthy school environments where children thrive. Visit actionforhealthykids.org.
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