Action for Healthy Kids is supporting schools across the country in amazing ways. The national nonprofit organization provides grassroots tools for schools, parents and students to use to create healthier learning environments. If you're looking for new ideas for physical fitness activities or need help building school breakfast participation or need to revamp your wellness policies, Action for Healthy Kids can help.
A4HK doesn't just provide you ideas and toolkits and send you on your way. It also offers competitive grants to help implement initiatives to improve student well-being. Since 2009, it has awarded over $8.7 million to support school wellness. It's accepting applications for the following grants through April 3, 2020:
Game On Grants
Game On grants provide funding, support, and resources for schools to increase physical activity and nutrition initiatives while promoting students’ social emotional learning. Funding is for $1,000 for physical activity OR nutrition projects; and funding is for $2,500 for physical activity AND nutrition projects.
Parents for Healthy Kids Grants
Parent-Teacher Organizations or just a group of committed parents are encouraged to apply for a Parent for Healthy Kids grant to support increased physical activity or nutrition initiatives. Grant funding starts at $1000. Parents or parent groups must apply for the grant (either for physical activity or nutrition) and lead projects in partnership with the school.
Visit the grant information landing page for more information, grant instruction guides and to register for upcoming webinars on the application process.
While you're there, check out the resources for Every Kid Healthy Week, April 20-24, and start thinking about ways your school/s can participate.