Every Kid Healthy Week
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 week of April each year, this week shines a spotlight on the great efforts schools are making to improve the health and wellness of their students and the link between nutrition, physical activity, and learning – because healthy kids are better prepared to learn!
Anyone can get 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.
Host an Every Kid Healthy Event at your school.
More than 7,000 schools have hosted events, and more than 3 million students, staff, family, and community members have participated in tasting new, nutritious foods at taste tests; learning health tips at school health fairs; competing in field days; running in fun runs; and much, much more.
Every Kid Healthy Week events should promote and reinforce healthy habits, good nutrition, and physical activity. We have lots of resources to help you promote your event and get the whole school community excited and involved.
Wondering where to start? If your school is already planning a field day or other school event in April, make the focus on healthy kids and families to show your school’s commitment to wellness. Or if you are looking for something new, check out Game On for field day activities, event ideas, resources and step-by-step guidance.
Tips & resources for a successful event.
Remember to engage passionate individuals from your local community as volunteers who can offer expertise and extra hands to help you implement your school health events and activities. Find tips for engaging parents and community volunteers in our Every Kid Healthy Week Toolkit.
Use these resources to plan an Every Kid Healthy Week event, communicate about your event and engage volunteers.
- Every Kid Healthy Week Toolkit – Everything you need to succeed!
- Every Kid Healthy Week Overview – Help inform your colleagues and community.
- Event Flyer – Enlist parents and volunteers.
- Planning Timeline and Checklist – Use this event checklist to successfully plan and promote your event.
- AFHK Events and Volunteer Management Tool – Find this in the School Health Portal/Events to add and manage events, register attendees and recruit volunteers.
- How to Register Your Event – Use the School Health Portal to register your event.
- Media Alert Template – Follow these instructions for sending out a media alert about your event.
Schools don’t get to have all the fun. Any company or organization that wants to host an Every Kid Healthy Week event can register their event with us through a SurveyMonkey questionnaire. Everyone is encouraged to join the celebration online by sharing photos of their events on social media using #EveryKidHealthyWeek.
Put school health on the map.
Join the Every Kid Healthy movement by registering your event with us so we can put your school on the map! Visit our School Health Portal to take a quick survey about your event, or check out our how-to registration guide for more details.
Anyone can make a difference during Every Kid Healthy Week. Do you love to cook? Or maybe you have a green thumb or a special fitness expertise like dance or aerobics? Whatever your skills or passion, there’s a school near you that can benefit from your time and energy. Search for an Every Kid Healthy Week event happening near you. If a school in your area is not listed, reach out to them and encourage them to get involved, or contact your state coordinator to learn more about what schools in your area are planning.Search Events