Every Kid Healthy Week (April 20-24, 2020)
ATTENTION: Due to CDC guidelines on slowing the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we are no longer encouraging schools to host Every Kid Healthy Week events this year even if schools are open. We advise they follow the guidance from their own districts and states and recommendations from the CDC and federal government regarding gatherings.
While Every Kid Healthy Week will remain on the calendar, we encourage schools and parents to focus on celebrating health and well-being at home. You can find activity ideas on our Every Kid Healthy Week resource page, in our Game On Activity Library, and in this curated list of at-home activities.
Those celebrating Every Kid Healthy Week at home are still invited follow along with each day’s theme (see below), share your activities on social media using #EveryKidHealthyWeek, and tell us how you are celebrating.
What is it?
Every Kid Healthy™ Week is an annual observance created in 2013 to celebrate school health and wellness achievements. Recognized on the calendar of National Health Observances and observed the last full week of April each year, each day of the week shines a spotlight on the great actions schools and families are taking to improve the health and wellness of their kids and the link between nutrition, physical activity, mental health and learning – because healthy kids are better prepared to learn and thrive!
Anyone can get involved with an Every Kid Healthy Week event: Schools are invited to host an event (or two!) during Every Kid Healthy Week, and families and community members can volunteer at or attend local events or participate in activities at home. Get event and activity ideas, as well as planning resources, here.
Want more info? View our Every Kid Healthy Week 2020 webinar here.
Take action during Every Kid Healthy Week.
Help us reach our goal of 1 million actions for healthy, happy kids by 2025.
Anyone (students, parents/caregivers, educators, school administrators, community members, businesses) can take action during Every Kid Healthy Week. You can follow the Every Kid Healthy Week daily themes or build your own activities based on your school’s needs.
- Take Action at School: More than 7,000 schools have hosted events, and more than 3 million students, staff, family, and community members have tasted new, nutritious foods at taste tests; learned health tips at school health fairs; competed in field days; run in fun runs; and much, much more. Host, attend, or volunteer for an event (or two!).
- Take Action at Home: Healthy habits start at home. Find tips, resources, and activities to participate at home with your family.
Show us your Every Kid Healthy Week!
Post photos and videos from your events and activities on social media using the hashtags #EveryKidHealthyWeek and #TakeAction4HealthyKids, and follow us to see what people and schools across the nation are doing. You can also tag us @act4healthykids on Instagram, @ActionforHealthyKids on Facebook, or @act4hlthykids on Twitter to be automatically entered for the chance to win an ALDI taste test kit for your school (valued at $175) or GoGo squeeZ product packs for your entire school.