Help kids eat their veggies and succeed in school – Action for Healthy Kids
Help kids eat their veggies and succeed in school with a school grant from Action for Healthy Kids.
Parents can be a formidable force for change in schools, especially when it comes to starting health and wellness programs. Ensuring that our kids are eating healthier foods, learning about nutrition, and being more physically active in school not only sets them up to learn lifelong healthy habits but, according to a growing body of research, it helps them be better prepared to focus and learn in class. Studies also show when parents are involved in a child’s education, their children demonstrate higher academic achievement, better attendance, better social skills, better eating habits, increased physical activity, and less emotional distress.
Action for Healthy Kids
Yet, despite wanting to do what’s best for students’ health, many schools lack the necessary resources to implement health and wellness practices that help students eat better and stay physically active. That’s why Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) has announced a new Parents for Healthy Kids grant just for parents for the 2018-2019 school year. The grants, which are provided through funding from ALDI, are designed for parents, caregivers, and parent-groups (e.g. PTAs, PTOs) to lead school-based physical activity and nutrition initiatives and to engage more parents and family members in student and family health.
If you’ve ever thought of starting a school garden, getting kids to eat more fruits and veggies at school lunch, or finding ways to ensure they get more physical activity in and get the wiggles out during the school day so they can better focus in class, then this grant opportunity is for you. If you can think of a way to improve school and student health, AFHK can help you do it. In addition to providing schools with needed funding (grants up to $1,000), AFHK provides grantees with technical support and resources to activate their grants successfully.
Parents can learn more and apply for a grant by April 13, 2018 by visiting ParentsforHealthyKids.org/Grants. While you’re there, check out the resources to help you get involved in school health, and sign up to receive news your family can use to create a healthier school and home, today!
This sponsored post is brought to you by Action for Healthy Kids and coordinated by Wendy’s Bloggers.
I think this school grant is such a good idea. I’ll have to share this around because I know it’s going to be a big help. School health is SO important.
Funding for a school garden is a great idea. We had one in Kindergarten but my teacher paid for it out of pocket. In high school, we were stuck with the nasty canned veggies that no one wanted and had no nutritional value!
This is really helpful! I had no idea about this!
A school garden is a wonderful idea! Then children can really learn how our food is grown and they may appreciate the food that they consume!
This sounds like a fantastic initiative. They need to do something like this here. It’s always great to get kids involved.
What a great campaign and a fab idea to get kids eating healthy! Luckily my children love fruit but we do struggle a little with veg!
What a great program and the fact that there is a grant available to bring healthy foods to the schools is great. Kudos for bringing awareness to this program.
This is such an awesome initiative and that they are helping with grants. I will definitely spread the word!
This is such a great program! I love that schools are beginning to teach healthy eating practices!