Every Kid Healthy Week (April 20-24, 2020)
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 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.
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.