4 million in school breakfast and physical activity grants awarded by AFHK
in the 2015-2016 school year.
A complete list of schools funded by AFHK
as a result of the Walmart Foundation's support can be found at www.
is a public-private partnership of more than 40 national organizations and government agencies representing education, health, fitness and nutrition, which support and accelerate the efforts of 51 AFHK
State Teams (including all states and the District of Columbia) made up of thousands of volunteers.
As outlined in a School Impact Report on physical activity recently released by AFHK
, research shows that students who are physically active perform better on tests and have improved ability to organize thoughts and make decisions.
For the 2014-2015 school year, CSX funded 287 AFHK grants to increase students' physical activity time, improve attitudes and behaviors, and engage parents in supporting activity at school and at home.
An optional introductory webinar on the Every Kid Healthy Grants will be hosted by AFHK on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 2:00 p.
DCI's donation of $50,000 to AFHK
was made on February 10th.
report surmises that new wellness policies and initiatives have put "school wellness" on the radar screen.
During its first impressive year, Action for Healthy Kids already has brought together 39 national organizations representing education, health, physical activity and nutrition, and has spurred the creation of 51 well- organized AFHK state teams, with a combined membership of nearly 2000 individuals.
In such a short time, AFHK has made its mark as the pre-eminent grassroots children's organization devoted solely to improving the healthful environments of our schools," said Dr.
has organized teams in every state and the District of Columbia dedicated to promoting better nutrition and physical activity in schools.
has also announced a Board of Directors chaired by former U.