Our friends at Action for Healthy Kids are hosting the annual Every Kid Healthy Week starting April 21 – and you can get involved in the celebrations.
The week-long event is designed to give educators the chance to showcase the great work they are doing to improve wellness in their schools. It also serves to promote “sound nutrition, regular physical activity and health promoting school programs” as ways to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic.
Action for Healthy Kids is urging schools to host health-minded wellness initiatives during the week, including activities such as a taste test to promote healthy fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low fat dairy; Zumba and yoga classes; recreational field days for students and parents; or a walk-a-thon. The organization also offers schools a free toolkit to help implement wellness initiatives all year round.
In addition, the organization is looking for volunteers who are interested in helping organize Every Kid Healthy Week events and help Action for Healthy Kids make improvements in school environments across the country. Click here for more information and to find volunteer opportunities in your area.
You can also spread the word on Twitter and Facebook with the sample messages below:
Celebrate Every Kid Healthy Week, April 21-25! We can beat childhood obesity by putting students on a healthier path. That’s why we’ve joined a national movement to create a healthier school environment for kids. #EveryKidHealthy http://bit.ly/1eMlYeQ
During Every Kid Healthy Week, April 21-25, we’re shining a spotlight on solutions to childhood obesity: sound nutrition, regular physical activity and health-promoting school programs. Join us! #EveryKidHealthy http://bit.ly/1eMlYeQ
We’re part of a movement to create healthier schools. Celebrate Every Kid Healthy Week, April 21-25 #EveryKidHealthy
We’re creating a healthier school environment w/@Act4HlthyKids & observing Every Kid Healthy Week, 4/21-4/25 #EveryKidHealthy