(6.) Action for Healthy Kids
. Action for Healthy Kids
2005-2006 annual report.
Commitment from school leaders such as principals, administrators and superintendents is critical to the success of the model programs, according to Action for Healthy Kids
Link up with Action for Healthy Kids
and lots more resources on obesity, nutrition, and fitness, including an executive summary of Making it Happen!
Action for Healthy Kids
(AFHK) and National PTA have teamed up to support parents in creating healthier schools through a new initiative, Parents for Healthy Kids, according to a news release from PR Newswire.
* Action for Healthy Kids
, a national nonprofit organization working to address the obesity epidemic by focusing on changes in schools that improve nutrition and increase physical activity.
Action for Healthy Kids
, a national leader in improving nutrition and physical activity in schools, received a $275,000 grant in January from the Kellogg Corporate Citizenship Fund to strengthen schools' efforts to combat childhood obesity.
Leadership academy participants sought to work together more effectively, engaging in intense team discussions and sessions with experts from Action for Healthy Kids
, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and Safe Routes to School.
First, say health experts, they can join the national initiative, Action for Healthy Kids
, which addresses negative health trends and creates healthier schools.
They were joined by CSX s national service partners City Year, Action for Healthy Kids
and Arbor Day Foundation, along with volunteers from the community and school.
The Action for Healthy Kids
grant will prepare parents and students to advocate for better nutrition and physical activity practices in their schools, reported EdNews.org (2/24/09).
In addition to the health benefits associated with healthy eating and engaging in a physically active lifestyle, educational researchers increasingly understand the positive link between healthy lifestyle behaviors and academic success (Shephard, 1997; Sallis, et al., 1999; Action for Healthy Kids
Today, there are nearly twice as many overweight children and almost three times as many overweight adolescents as there were in 1980, according to Action for Healthy Kids
, which organized the first "Healthy Schools Summit: Taking Action for Nutrition and Fitness," in Washington, D.C., last October.