Archived Webinars: Programs and Best Practices
NourishEd Food Access and Healthy Eating: Strategies and Tools for Families and Caregivers
Learn more about nutrition education and promotion at home, school meal opportunities, federal meal requirements, and strategies for supporting healthy eating at home.
Supporting Family-School Partnerships at the District Level
Learn about the best way to develop trust and open lines of communication between district staff and parents/caregivers, and hear from one of our National School District Coalition members as they share about their own policies and best practices aimed at supporting family-school partnerships.
Facilitating Family-School Partnerships at the School Level
Learn about the best way to develop trust and open lines of communication between school staff and parents/caregivers, and hear from a few of Action for Healthy Kids’ Family Connectors as they share about their experiences facilitating and supporting family-school partnerships.
ConnectEd: Social-Emotional Learning – It Begins with Us
Social-emotional learning is a continuous learning process where we (both children and adults) develop and practice skills that help us to become more caring, collaborative, empathetic, and confident members of our communities – contributing our own unique and diverse skills and perspectives to those around us. In this session, we explored adult social-emotional learning, its importance, and the role it plays in developing safe and supportive learning environments and nurturing relationships, and explored strategies that we can use to foster our own social-emotional growth.
Building Family-School Partnerships for Kids’ Health
We know that kids do best when their families and schools are working together to support them in reaching their full potential. Strong and effective family-school partnerships are absolutely essential to keeping kids engaged in learning and healthy in body and mind. Designed for educators, school staff, and parent leaders, in this session participants learn how to identify needs, gaps, barriers and come up with common goals, and how to build long-lasting family-school partnerships.
Alternative Feeding Models to Drive School Meal Participation
What’s the key to a successful school nutrition program? If you work in education, you know the answer is increasing student participation. But if you’re like most K-12 schools around the nation, this is easier said than done. To increase participation and drive more revenue, many schools are serving meals outside the cafeteria (classrooms, hallways, and even curbside), repurposing kitchen equipment, and seeking grants & stimulus funds. This session was co-hosted by education experts at Hubert and AFHK, to share alternative meal service methods, how to repurpose equipment, and support available through Hubert and AFHK.
Celebrating Together: Every Kid Healthy Week 2021
In this learning session, we discussed all things Every Kid Healthy Week! Every Kid Healthy™ Week is an annual observance created in 2013 to celebrate health and wellness achievements. Recognized on the calendar of National Health Observances and observed the last full week of April each year, this week shines a spotlight on the great efforts schools and parents are making to improve the health and wellness of their kids and the link between healthy behaviors and learning. Learn about ways to celebrate at school and at home in 2021.
Vaping is a Health Hazard! What Can You Do to Protect Your Kids? (Part 1)
Hosted by TX Action for Healthy Kids. According to the 2018 Texas Youth Tobacco Survey, 13% of youth used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days. This means that 18.9% of high school students and 6.0% of middle school students used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days. E-cigarettes are dangerous and we must provide our schools with the resources and support to keep our children safe. Join us for two webinars that will share resources, policies and programs to help you help your school fight against vaping.
· Information on the youth vaping epidemic, laws, and policies
· Overview of the links between vaping, lung health, and infectious diseases, like
· In-depth look at the evidence-based CATCH My Breath curriculum including STEM
Vaping is a Health Hazard! What Can You Do to Protect Your Kids? (Part II)
· Policies that can have a major impact at state, local and campus level
· SAYWHAT! youth engagement initiative
· Students share their experiences and success
Staying Connected with Your School and Community Amid Uncertainty
Parents and families – this one is for you! In this learning session, Action for Healthy Kids will share simple strategies and tools to help you prioritize staying connected within your community and look at ways to build and maintain strong relationships with your child’s school in an uncharted landscape. (September 2020)
Staying Connected with Staff and Families Amid Uncertainty
We know that kids do best when their families and schools are working together to support them in reaching their full potential. This is true now, as we plan for the next normal, more than ever.
Staying connected amid uncertainty can be a challenge – but we’re here to help!
Educators and school staff – this one is for you! In this learning session, Action for Healthy Kids will share simple strategies and tools to help you stay connected with your school health team and look at ways to build and maintain strong relationships with families in an uncharted landscape.
Mobile Meals and More: School Re-Opening and Planning for School Nutrition
Join Action for Healthy Kids, to discover strategies districts are putting into place to meet the needs of students, ensure students have access to healthy food and plan for a safe re-opening of schools to ensure CDC guidelines for social distancing are in place. You’ll hear from districts and how their schools will be serving breakfast, lunch and other meals. Plus, Hubert, school meal equipment vendor, will share strategies for meeting the needs using equipment you may already have and what items will have the greatest impact in creating mobile meals and more. (July 2020)
The Power of Parents: Health at Home
Parents, this one’s for you! Learn how you can prepare for a healthy summer with tips and resources on how to keep your kids active and healthy on a budget. Hear from parents and experts on avoiding excessive screen time and junk food while out of school, and pick up some recipe and activity ideas along the way! (May 2020)
Caring for the Education Community: How Schools Can Partner with Families during Distance Learning
Families have a powerful role in supporting their children’s health and learning. However, it’s challenging to build relationships in a remote environment. How can your school effectively partner with families during distance learning? Presented in partnership by Kaiser Permanente and Action for Healthy Kids this live, interactive session will provide educators with concrete ways for family engagement during distance learning to support student health and academic success. (April 2020)
Caring for the Education Community: How Parents Can Partner with School during Distance Learning
Families have a powerful role in supporting their children’s health and learning. However, it’s challenging to build relationships in a remote environment. How can families effectively partner with schools during distance learning? Presented in partnership by Kaiser Permanente and Action for Healthy Kids this live, interactive session will provide parents and caregivers with concrete ways to connect and build relationships with educators during distance learning to support student health and academic success. (April 2020)
Using What You Have: How Small Programs Can Have Large Impacts
Limited resources or a small budget doesn’t mean student health and wellness should be put on a wish list. In fact, even the smallest of programs can have significant, long-lasting impacts and serve as the starting point for change. Join Action for Healthy Kids, a leader in school wellness – committed to healthy and equitable schools, to explore how limited resources can go the distance. Hear from schools doing a lot with a little and how they impact student health and wellness. (January 2020)
Getting to Know the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child
Join us for an introduction to The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model. Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and ASCD, this model is an evidenced-based model that highlights ten key school health components to ensure students are safe, engaged, supported, challenged and healthy. The model represents a collaborative approach to health and learning and emphasizes the role of the schools, families and communities in supporting student success.(November, 2019)
Get Your Game On for School Health
It’s the beginning of a new school year, which means it’s time to get your Game On! Action for Healthy Kids’ Game On program is a no-cost, a fully customizable, online framework designed to help schools create healthier learning environments for students, staff, and communities. Learn how Game On supports the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child and discover ways to build a strong school wellness program this year. (September, 2019)
Activate Your Dream Team: 5 Best Practices for Successful School Health Teams
Alone we can do so little, but together we can do so much! Creating a culture of health and well-being at your school requires more than just one champion – in fact, it takes a whole village with support across many levels. School Health Teams may have different names and come in different shapes and sizes, but they all have one common goal – To rally forces to make schools healthier!
Whether starting a school health team or serving on an existing one, bringing new ideas and serving as a bridge to other team members can create healthy and sustainable learning communities and successful students. Take a minute to learn a quick overview of the top 5 best practices for successful school health teams! (September, 2019)
Students to Superintendents: Key Stakeholders’ Qualitative Perspectives and Experiences with Local School Wellness Policies
This presentation outlines the key qualitative findings from the National Wellness Policy Study’s stakeholder focus groups and interviews. Hosted by Jamie F. Chriqui, Ph.D. (Jan. 2019)
The Power of Parents
Parents: This one’s for you! Join us to learn how you can engage with your school to make it a healthier place for your kids and all students. You’ll hear from parents who have been in your shoes and made change happen – they’ll share some tips and best practices, along with how to navigate some of the most common challenges you’ll face. (November 2019)
Working Together to Celebrate Every Kid Healthy Week
Action for Healthy Kids encourages all schools, parents and families to take action by hosting an Every Kid Healthy Week™ event this spring that promotes student health and wellness. Every Kid Healthy Week (April 20-24, 2020) is an annual celebration of the great efforts schools are making to improve the health and wellness of their students and the link between nutrition, physical activity, and learning. Join this webinar to learn more about how you can use your Every Kid Healthy Week event and the Take Action campaign as a catalyst to connect the efforts of parents, families and your entire school community in improving kids health. (February 2020)
Staying Connected with Staff and Families Amid Uncertainty
We know that kids do best when their families and schools are working together to support them in reaching their full potential. This is true now, as we plan for the next normal, more than ever. Staying connected amid uncertainty can be a challenge – but we’re here to help! Educators and school staff – this one is for you! In this learning session, Action for Healthy Kids will share simple strategies and tools to help you stay connected with your school health team and look at ways to build and maintain strong relationships with families in an uncharted landscape.
AFHK Grant Program
2020-2021 School Grants: Game On Webinar
Learn more about our Game On grants that support physical activity and/or nutrition programming. (Feb. 2020)
2020-2021 School Grants: Parents for Healthy Kids Webinar
Learn more about our Parents for Healthy Kids grants that support physical activity or nutrition programming. (Feb. 2020)